I do occasionly browse the dpreview forums, and there seems to be good bit of discontent with the format right now. People who've moved up from P&S cameras are learning the same thing I had to. With some of the smaller P&S cameras, the lenses were faster so there wasn't worry about having to go up in ISO. But when you did, many pictures were unacceptable. Now the argument seems to be, that with the faster fixed lens 3x or 4x zoom lenses, that there doesn't seem to be any sort of advantage with the mFT system. I've personally ran into this myself. What I learned was that it is OK to go up in ISO. The other dissapointment, especially with the OLY cameras, is that the focusing is slower than the higher end P&S. There are people who've said that their Canon G9/10/11 camera gives just as good of pictures. The crowd coming from the SLR world are wanting faster primes and faster focusing. People are dismissing the lenses such as the new OLY 14-150. Its too big, it misses the point of small and compact, its too slow. And then there are those wondering why Panny's new upcoming wide prime is only f2.5..not f1.7 like the 20mm. So, I'm starting to wonder if people are expecting miracles out of the format? I've never owned an SLR before, so I can't comment. I was slightly disappointed that when I had to go higher ISO with the PEN because of the slow lens, the images were not necessarily "cleaner" than a lower ISO image out of my P&S. I have found that in generall everyday good light shooting, the images from my PEN blow anything away I've taken with a P&S. This camera has also taught me many things about my own photography. But aside from that, I think all the naysayers are missing the point. And that is flexibility. So what the 14-150 makes the camera large and isn't for everyone, it might be a good choice for many people. Many people don't want to use primes, but many do. I will concede that Panny and Oly have been too slow for lens options to the format, but we should be celebrating what the format offers, and that is the flexibility and reduced size of the entire system, no matter whether primes are the lens of choice, or zooms are the lens of choice.