I am a gear-head (or was) but over the past several months it has become increasingly clear to me that I simply do not give a rip about gear anymore. I have a few cameras and a small pile of lenses and with the newest spate of announcements I find myself about as disinterested in weather or not it's "pro" gear, megapixels, CA, EVFs vs OVFs (and whatever else you care to throw in there) as is possible and not be deceased. I'm not sure what prompted this change...I have always gleefully marched out and dropped whatever amount would have brought me the latest and greatest tech but as of late that seems like a bit of a fools errand. I still enjoy seeing peoples photographs and answering the odd question here or there but I see the great tomes on noise, or sharpness and I wonder if it all isn't just missing the point somehow. When I create images (whether I am drawing, writing or using a camera) the important part for me is the act of creation. The tools (even really nice ones) are secondary in my process. Up until now I have always enjoyed the gear itself. I still appreciate it but it's become more of an appreciation of the form and shape of it rather than the features. I find myself being curiously drawn back to using film at times. I find about the only gear (camera wise) that I still find interesting is stuff that is remarkably simple like my old OM1n or my Konica Auto S2. Of course everyone is different and I cannot speak for anyone but myself but I have definitely come to some sort of crossroads when it comes to my thinking about gear. Perhaps it's because I have been slowly moving towards being a Taoist. It's part of my daily sword practice and I guess after twenty some odd years it's starting to sink in. Anyway...all the announcements are interesting and I look forward to seeing lots of new images from very happy new EP3, G3 and GF3 owners.