I originally switched to m4/3 for the smaller, more compact size compared to DSLR. A number of things since the switch have convinced me more and more that it was the right decision. The image quality is superb, the medium has grown leaps and bounds in a short amount of time leading to better and faster camera bodies. This brings me to what has become my favorite reason for switching. Canon EF 14mm 2.8 = $1700!!!!! Panasonic Lumix 14 2.5 = $250 (I paid $120 for mine used) To put it in perspective a little more, I had a Canon T2i body, when purchased was $500. That makes this body/lens combo $2200. I purchased the E-PL1 body for $300. That makes this body/lens combo $550. I know that the Canon lens + T2i body is a better setup in terms of overall handling, accessories(notably remote release), final image ouput(large size prints) then Panasonic Lens + E-PL1, but is it almost $1700 better? If we changed it to EM5 + 14mm, which makes it a better setup then the DSLR, the price point still comes in around $1200 less then the DSLR setup. In my opinion, absolutely not! I would have never owned a 14mm 2.8 with my Canon body. For the average consumer/enthusiast, m4/3 is certainly the way to go in my humble opinion.