I've seen a lot of posts lately addressing compromise as if it was undesirable. But compromise isn't a dirty word, is it? My journey with photography has only recently begun, but I've already gathered a huge appreciation for this little format. My first (quite brief) introduction to photography was in the form of a Canon F1 SLR with a split focusing screen. After being able to take photography back up due to a modest standard of living increase, I very recently decided to invest in Micro Four Thirds for my equipment needs. After a recent vacation I'm thrilled that I did. The trip involved lots of walking in urban areas with very hot weather. I always had a camera with me on the trip and most certainly would not have been able to say the same had I purchased a larger and heavier DSLR (would have dumped it back in the hotel room after the first day). For the longer walking portions I brought my E-PL5 with either the kit lens or 17mm f/1.8. It's so light I didn't notice it. When I had some downtime and could really get some serious architectural shots I brought along my E-M5 and Crumpler bag with all of my primes, which still isn't that much baggage. I honestly could care less what latest gadget the "pros" use. I am not and never will be one of them. I do know that what I have gets me some wonderful shots limited by only my imagination, and more importantly, I get the shots because my equipment is convenient enough to bring along.