This thread didn't exactly take off. A few last thoughts. The F30 has fullfilled its purpose for me in taking high ISO shots in certain places. The shots below are 1600. No PP on the cast of Scrooge. Noise reduction on choir. The choir suffers from noise in the darker areas, but I consider a compact taking this shot as amazing.
My big shaky hands suffer from the lack of IS on this tiny camera and I would not consider the F30 a simple point and shoot as it takes a lot of adjusting to get good shots.