I had a breakthrough the other day with my EPL1. For the past two weeks it sat neglected in my camera bag at home as I'd opted to take my old Fuji F31 on the family vacation up in the Yukon/northern B.C. The other night, the family and I decided to go for a stroll on a nearby trail so our two year old could run around a bit. I decided to bring the PL1, knowing it would be a challenge to photograph my son (my favourite subject) while he's on the move. Despite the wonderful lighting (strong sunlight mixed with light shadows), I decided to take control of the camera and knock the ISO up to 400 and use a reasonably high shutter speed. I had the Panny 14 on the front. To my surprise, I actually managed to get a couple of captures of my boy running. Terrible framing, but good sharpness. And I realized that my frustration with this camera has been based, in part, inability to decide whether to treat it like a DSLR or a point and shoot, because it really doesn't operate lake either. Treating it as a point and shoot (going on P mode - i-auto is CRAP for WB), the camera is okay provided your subject is perfectly still. As a DSLR, it's of course terribly slow and the liveview blackout thing can be a challenge for action. Mind you, my style of action shooting has always been single shot, follow the subject, focus and shoot, so I can deal with the blackout I guess. What concerns me is that initial focus/release response. Shutter lage I suppose. I think I'm getting close, but my real question now is if advances in shutter lag, either with the PL2 or, in particular, the PL3, I might see an even bigger difference, particularly with the way I shoot? Going by the PL3 review on DPreview, the camera is poo-pooed for action, though that's when the camera left to do the tracking. Perhaps I should just get a small DSLR, but I'm determined to make something work here, as I still prefer the smaller size of these Oly PL cameras. Thanks in advance for any thoughts, advice.