As some might know, I had an EP3 when it first came out. Wonderful camera, but I felt that I really needed some better lenses, which I needed the funds for. So, I went back to my two year old EP1, which I still love, but I figured I'd try an EPL2, to get the weaker AA filter, and I'd like to play with the diorama filter, and I missed dramatic tone from the EP3. Well, I got the EPL2 (in black) today. It's a pretty nice camera! I had held one at Ritz about 6 months ago, and I remember being impressed with the grip, and still am! Personally, any "Pen Pro" concept couldn't do much better than building on a slightly larger body than the EPL2, with similar styling, and of course a built in EVF (in place of the pop-up flash, again IMO). The menus are controls are different than the EP1 and also different from the EP3. I think the EP3 is the best, but the EPL2 isn't too bad, after about 30 minutes of playing around and learning what was where. I also like that I can just have the super control panel active on the EPL2. I don't think that was an option on the EP1. I think I might keep both bodies for a while. It'd be nice to have the 14mm (or maybe kit lens) on one body and the 45mm on the other. But if the EPL2 is a keeper, I might even sell the EP1 for an EPM1. EPM1 + 14 in the pocket with an EPL2 + 45 around the neck. Not sure what else I'd need. Any rate, the build quality of the EPL2 is clearly cheap. Not even in the same league as the EP1 or 3. In fact, I've had Canon IXUS cameras that inspire more confidence than this plastic fantastic! But at today's used street price, it's easy to own one and not be worried. I paid $300 for the camera + kit lens. I think anything around $200 for this body is a good deal, and makes it viable to have two cameras. Happy shooting! p.s. -- can anyone straighten me out on the BL1 and BL5 battery situation? Can a BL1 be used in an EPL2? Can a BL5 be used in an EP1? Can the charger work with each batter type?