Lately, I've been thinking of getting one of these: incredible image quality, compact as hell, and on sale! Actually, if I still lived in NYC, I probably would have pulled the trigger just to try out on the street- even though it provides absolute zero in the way of: physical, tactile, aesthetic connection. But Stan, for just a couple hundred more, you could pick up one of these: just a tad bigger with the same basic profile, but a whole lot better looking, an EVF, and interchangeable lenses. Hhmmm... But hell, if it's a system you're gonna go for, might as well just spend a few hundred more and go all out for the camera you really want with the money you don't have!