I've been lurking in the shadows for the past couple days, and decided it was time to step into the light. Being rather "green", I won't post much, as I have little first hand experience and knowledge to add any significant content to the discussions. I've dabbled in photography off and on for a couple years (very much a noob). Mainly P&S, and then got my feet wet with an Oly E-500. Recently sold it off and went with a 40D with a handful of lenses. Nice system.... but ultimately I've decided that aside from photographing wildlife, I need/want a smaller, lighter kit. So, I've been searching for a compact camera that I can take on trips/vacations where photography isn't the primary objective, without losing the 3 most important features of a SLR; shallow DOF control, precise selection of focus points, and usable higher ISO. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 and Olympus E-P2 Pen obviously caught my eye and attention! In fact, I have a GF1 with a 20mm f/1.7 and 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 in route! The m43 systems looks extremely interesting, and promising... just seem to be the ideal kit for vacation, traveling, and everyday fun camera where weight and size are important. Hopefully the platform will continue to improve, and additional lenses (fast primes and zooms) to support the m43 are on the horizon. As I've said, I'm new to the hobby..... but even I can see that this has tremendous potential to make a positive change to the hobby and craft.