I agree with you BB.....I have always said that it is more the person behind the camera and those two postings that you mentioned certainly prove that.From my point of view, the preview article on Steve Huff's site does not compare at all with the photographs and descriptions that I have read elsewhere. Who knows why various site's choose the reviews they do but the examples that I have seen via Mio Cade's Flickr stream and Brandon Remier's blog Thoughts from My Camera (you'll need to go back in time to see quite a few different examples) are much more interesting and, yes, compelling. Only time will tell for me - once I personally get ahold of one and see what I think in real life. Until then, those of us who are interested will continue to read, look and mull.
Having followed the hype about the Fuji X100 for some time, I'm still fence sitting. The price is the main deal breaker for me. However, who knows? Anyway, I'm not impressed at all by the Steve Huff photos using the Fuji. But, The images in the Luminous landscape review are stunning! This post has told /shown me more than anything else I have read so far. IMHO the Luminous Landscape review gives a better idea of the Fuji potential.