Placed my order for a black OM-D + 12-50mm kit from Unique Photo yesterday at 12:04 AM (yes, it was a midnight impulse ) and got it this morning at 10. It was "UPS Second Day Air" shipping but it barely cost more than regular shipping and I got it overnight, so I'm quite pleased! Anyway, on to my first impressions: - WOW ITS SO PRETTY - Love the build quality and heft - The kit lens is gorgeous though more plasticky than I'd hoped. But Olympus is smart for making style a big factor in these new lenses. - The lens zoom direction is backwards for me (Nikon guy) but oh well - Enabling Macro mode on the kit lens is a pain. It requires two hands (one to hold the Macro button and one to click the zoom ring in), which is annoying IMO - I really didn't care for the EVF at first but it quickly grew on me once I got accustomed to it -- especially the instant review. It took a few minutes to get used to not "chimping" on the LCD, but now it's brilliant - Live-viewing exposure settings before taking the shot is fantaaaastic - Buttons are indeed squishy but don't bother me too much. Worth it for the weather sealing they offer - Kit lens is pretty long but also makes the camera look more serious. It's pretty lightweight though. - I will DEFINITELY be getting a grip, my big gorilla hands got cramped up after using this thing for 20 minutes - Despite all the complaints from others I think the menu system is very well laid out and easy to navigate. Lots of nice little thoughtful touches. Kind of puts my D700 to shame which is saying something! - The kit lens' macro is pretty darn great - Art modes are implemented way better than I expected. The live view with art filters is soooooo nice! - I keep forgetting the touch screen is a touch screen. Wish it was more touch-optimized though, like for actually changing settings. - The springy sound the IBIS makes when you set it down on a table or something is scary though I know it's fine Now a couple Qs: - I have a red stuck pixel that appears in the same spot both in the EVF and the main LCD. This doesn't make sense to me because those are 2 different displays... and it's not on the actual sensor because the photos don't have it (unless software is removing them.. just thought of that). Is this common and what can I do about it? - I've had the screen blank out a number of times when navigating the menus, almost as if it timed out but while I was actually interacting with it. If I press Menu again everything works fine but it's just annoying. I'm wondering if the eye sensor is picking up a shadow and engaging the EVF, but I wasn't exactly close to the camera at the time... - I haven't gotten all the way through the manual yet, but I don't know how to manual focus the kit lens. I assigned MF to my Fn2 button but even when I activate it the front MF ring doesn't do anything on the kit lens - Also, what does the L-Fn button do on the lens? Is that just another programmable function button? If so... awesome! - The strap rings it comes with are awful and get in the way of your shooting hand. Alternative suggestions? Overall, I'm loving this beast. It's going to take some time for my muscle memory to adjust (I've got the D700 and the GF1 down like the back of my hands... this one has more bells and whistles so it'll take longer ) but I can tell it will be worth the setup curve.