I just got an ep1 for a price I was comfortable paying, don't yet have the funds for $1000 on a mft cam. I love shooting with this and the iq seems on par with my dslr(nikon d90) unless I'm using some better glass(50 1.4 afs, nothing touches it) or shooting over iso400. So is the rapid growth from Olympus due more to competition with lumix, or are there really leaps and bounds in the last two years? I know there are those of you out there who started with the ep1 and have upgraded to the 2 and now 3, I'm curious to know, is this body that outdated? The reason I ask is in nikon land, the d80 is still really a great body, the d90 is only better in certain situations, and the d7000 by the same margins out plays the d90... So if these are similar to the gaps in performance with Olympus, I know I'm in great shape with the ep1 body for a couple years before I really need to upgrade.