At Shutterbug, Portland, OR for $529.00 with 14-42 lens kit. I agonized for weeks about whether to buy a new DSLR body to replace my D70 or to go directly to a m4/3. The D90 was awesome but I think Nikon is about to refresh the whole prosumer line, so the E-PL1 won out. Boy am I glad it did. I understand now why people are so upbeat about micro 4/3. For the price there really is huge photographic value in these cameras. I took the train from Portalnd back to San Jose and even though I was limited to taking shots out the window of a moving train, I was able to get some passable shots of the Cascade Mountain scenery. I'm impressed with the camera build quality. It has a good feel and balance for a small camera. The plastic bits don't detract from the overall satisfaction of handling the camera. I'm a little worried about the quality of the cover for the USB and HDMI ports, but heck its got those ports and they are useful. The lens uses ED glass and is tack sharp a in the center and out most of the way to the edges. The lack of a viewfinder leveler is a bit of a disappointment but not a huge loss. the manual is quite perfunctory and I can see I will be depending on this forum for tips and tricks for using the camera. Are there any other references for E-PL1 that are more useful. I'm finding the screen perfectly acceptable in most conditions including outdoors. Some questions for the E-PL1 vets. 1. JPEG superfine. Should this be the standard JPEG format I use or is FINE good enough? 2. I like to use the grid in the viewfinder. The standard Thirds grid however doesn't divide the scene into thirds, rather it takes a narrower center section. Is their an adjustment for this or am I too picky? 3. The Olympus battery is $50 bucks. Is there a good alternative that's cheaper. I've seen the Maximal Power battery on Amazon. Any real-life experiences with this battery out there? 4. The Oly pancake lens. Worth it? Go for the Pany pancake? Anyone have them in stock? 5. The Oly EVF. Useful? Worth it? 6. What add on flash other than the FL-14 do you recommend. 7. Battery indicator. Any way to get a current status other than turning the camera off and back on. It disappears after a few seconds and there doesn't appear to be a way to review from time to time. 8. Other than using the Super Control panel is there a way to view the other status icons on the main screen that disappear after a few seconds after you turn the camera off and on. Thanks, in advance for any insight offered.