I chose a 4/3 camera (GF1) because it was the perfect replacement for my LX3 and perfect to carry around. Perfect for street photography. Because I'm a fan of street photography, I've been blown away by the recently discovered work of a photographer named Vivian Maier. An immigrant from France she lived and died in Chicago — in obscurity. After her death last year, her work was discovered by the man who bought her photographs, negatives and undeveloped film in a sale of the contents of her storage locker. If you want to see great work, have a look at the blog where her photos are being published: Vivian Maier - Her Discovered Work I believe that her work will soon be regarded as being up there with the legends.