I agree. 4/3 sensors have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years and I see little advantage in the APS-C sized sensors. I would expect the IQ of the Fuji to be top notch, but not so much better than, say, a Pen with 40mm f1.7, to justify the "upgrade." No, the real attraction of the X100 is the concept, the style, the cool retro design and the functionality. Look how compact she is with that fixed lens. Look at those gorgeous sexy curves and the alluring mix of chrome and textured black leatherette. Look at those dials, real dials like cameras used to have. Why, there's even an aperture ring on the lens - how cute, how quaint, how eminently practical! She's clean, uncluttered and discrete. And that dual function viewfinder - Wow, what an innovation! In short, she truely is a photographer's camera.I think I may have said about the same thing, but it was so many freakin' pages ago I'm not sure I remember. IF they come out with an interchangeable lens system and IF the IQ is notably better than m43, I MIGHT eventually get something with a larger sensor. But assuming sensor technology continues to improve, the odds are the differences between m43 sensors and the larger sensors will get smaller and smaller, so this may not ever happen. And I just don't see the appeal of a fixed lens system when you can always slap a prime on your interchangeable lens camera and have the same experience but then sometimes stick a DIFFERENT prime or, god forbid, a zoom on there for yet a DIFFERENT experience.
I love riding a single speed fixed-gear bicycle (no coasting) also, sometimes its all I ride for long stretches of time. But I'd hate to not have a bicycle with gears also - they really help with certain things.
All other things being equal, I'll stick with the e-p2. But of course, all other things are NEVER equal, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see how it all shakes out.
No wonder we are all besotted, enchanted and transfixed. But the infatuation will eventually wear off for many of us, particularly when faced with the cost of this pretty lady's services, and we'll stick with our somewhat plainer but reliable and faithfull cameras. All the same, it's hard to resist a whirlwind romance and passionate affair with this beauty, just don't tell my darling Pen, to whom I've only recently become betrothed!