Hi everyone, just an update.
I took delivery of a Zhumell Z130 on Tuesday and used it for two nights in a row on Jupiter, Saturn and the moon. For Jupiter, I could see more banding, especially below the equator (strangely enough, less above the equator). Since this was a reflector, that meant the top part of the disk that I saw. On Tuesday night, the GRS was on the other side of the planet but last night, it was in view, according to Stellarium. I probably saw it, but just couldn't recognize it. I guess I will see it (and know I saw it) eventually, with more experience.
Saturn's disk was much larger than in my Meade scope but I couldn't make out any cloud banding or the Cassini division. I think I was seeing the Seeliger effect because the rings were kind of blinding.
The moon was very impressive during its waning crescent. The views that I'm getting with my 2.5mm and 4mm eyepieces are amazing. The shadows really highlight the mountains and craters. Also, I'm seeing earthshine because I can make out the Marias on the dark side - something that I saw with the Meade but not by this amount.
Thanks to everyone for their help in getting me to this point. I'm sure I'll have more questions as go along. Clear skies and keep looking up!