The GX1 seems to have experienced a bit of a resurgence as of late. I'm sure the bargain basement prices have helped a lot by getting a bunch more of them in our hands. It's part of the reason I bought one. I also think it's a really nice camera. It's fast, fun, has a well implemented touch screen and I think that Panasonic has done a very good job of addressing complaints about the quality of the JPEG images. I see the GX1 as a bit of an evolution of the same idea that we saw in the E-P3. A maturing and updating of the original idea (in this case the GF1) while managing to retain much of the character of the original that made it so popular. I don't see the GX1 as really a competitor to the E-M5. I think they really appeal for different reasons. In addition, the GX1 can be paired with the PL25 and PL45 for a really dynamite system that IMHO can compete with some pretty good cameras IQ wise (even the E-M5). I picked up the GX1, PL25 and PL45 (already had the P14) and I am finding it to be he most fun m43 system i have ever used. The fast AF on the PL25, the ability to get close with the PL45 (not to mention absolutely lovely sharpness, rendering and bokeh on both) and a wonderfully small WA in the P14. I am even considering picking up the WA attachment lens to turn the P14 into an 11. The E-M5 is a great camera and its accolades are well deserved but the GX1 is pretty impressive in its own right and its nice to see more folks starting to realize that. In my own use I am finding that I use the PL45 the most. I am a bit surprised because I went through 2 O45's and never felt comfortable using that lens. I think the additional close focus ability has really made a huge difference for me. Interestingly it's the slightly longer reach of the PL25 and longer close focus distance that make (sometimes) miss the P20. Overall I feel like the PL25 is a better lens. The fast AF and less low light hunting is especially nice and I think the IQ is a bit better all around but there are times when I find myself wishing I had the P20 as well...although not enough to go out and buy one however. Oddly, the thing I don't miss about the P20 is the size. I thought I would but the PL25 (while considerably larger) doesn't feel too big and it balances well on the GX1. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dixeyk/7844549496/" title="Final Few by dixeyk, on Flickr">"1024" height="769" alt="Final Few"></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dixeyk/7798827260/" title="Blood by dixeyk, on Flickr">"1024" height="769" alt="Blood"></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dixeyk/7798825264/" title="Death of a Princess by dixeyk, on Flickr">"1024" height="769" alt="Death of a Princess"></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dixeyk/7720742618/" title="Floral by dixeyk, on Flickr">"1024" height="769" alt="Floral"></a> Having an absolute blast. It's great to have options.