Last year during the presidents day sale, I got my EP5 for $525. I was able to sell my EPL1 with the original 14-42 for $100. Got a 14-42 R from cameta for $100. I had the VF2, 40-150, Mcon1, and the LED lights from my EPL1. I added the Pany 14mm _ GWC1 and the Sigma 30mm over the year. My EP5 with these lenses is my perfect travel camera (I've taken about 4K of images with it over the last year). The biggest down side is the video codec, but I've learn what kind of subjects give the codec problems and I know batch process all of my files to ProRes in Mecalli Pro and find the video good to very good even for post. Put this camera on a tripod and look at your video, you might be very surprised. I'm still using my D7000/D7100 and don't see leaving Nikon anytime soon. But I will always have a small travel camera like the EP5 (with the 14mm and no EVF fits in some kind of pocket I'll have on). I've found the quality of m43 to be very similar to my D7000 - which is good enough for me - even landscapes. The incredible software control offered by the EP5 and the external controls mean that this is a serious camera. If it had been $200 cheaper and had the Zero shutter shock setting up front I think the market would have really embraced it. There is something about the design and feel that makes me love this camera. Perhaps the biggest thing is the IBIS, it is one amazing piece of technology. For someone first entering M43, I'd recommend the new EM5 II just on that alone. When traveling without a tripod, and you are tired and walking (think 4 hours in 110 degree heat in the desert) and want to take a picture in lower light nothing works like this IBIS. So, I have less than $1,000 in my entire system and I feel if the EP5 and the lenses I have were my only camera system I'd be very happy. In fact, I'd say that I'd be happy for a very long time. I buy camera gear for very specific reasons, and I can say that the gear I have (which cost less than almost all of my Nikkor lens each) has exceed my needs and expectations. If I'm gonna print a bill board, well that is what my D7100 is for, but for 24" x 36" prints and down m43 exceeds everything I want. And perhaps that is what is really wrong with m43, starting with the EM5, Olympus (and Nikon with the D7000) created cameras that were like film cameras, they are so good that for me, there has to be a very compelling reason to spend another $1,000 or $2,000 on a body.