If you aren't into the beep of your current alarm clock, how about giving the Verluxi Rise and Shine Natural Sleep System a shot? This unique lil' bugger wakes you up with light, as opposed to noise.
Fun fact: light permeates our eyes and signals our bodies that it is time to get up. The Verluxi Rise and Shine Natural Sleep System works the same way. It gradually increases the light it puts out to gently wake you up. It can also play soothing noise, or not so soothing MP3s that you upload to it. I hate my old alarm even more now.