I took my G2 to the Star Wars exhibit at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle and armed with just the 14-45 kit and the 20 I was able to get quite a few great shots. The flip out LCD was great (although turn off the eye sensor if you're going to use it a lot because if you hold the camera at waist level it thinks your belly is your head and flips off the LCD). I think it's a terrific camera. The IQ is terrific, the handling is superb and I am surprised it isn't more widely loved. What has surprised me most however is that I am finding the G2 to be my favorite body for legacy glass. It may not have IBIS but it makes my Olympus Pen 40/1.4 a lot of fun to use again. My favorite of the Star Wars exhibit (with some help from Silver EFX) and the Panasonic 20. I have read much about how much better the Olympus IQ is vs the Panasonic G1/G2 (especially in JPEG mode). Personally I think the differences are overblown. I have an E-P1 (and an E-PL1 before that) and if you pixel peep the Olympus images are a bit less noisy but it is very VERY close, but...if you print them as I do you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference. Also, the noise in Panasonic images cleans up extraordinarily well in Lightroom 3.