Most (all?) recent SLR style ILC have a very traditional film like camera layout. The E-M1's even have a mock film rewind crank with two buttons, along with the OM-1 style on/off switch. I always thought the Sony A-7 series would benefit extremely with a more E-1 left biased layout, their grip is so cramped.
I'm just glad nobody tried to make Kyocera Samurai into a digital camera... Remember for a while in the 80s and 90s, some film ZLRs were taking cues from video cameras and produced some bizarre results. Even Yashica jumped on the bandwagon and briefly offered right and left-handed models of their ZLR camera.
Congrats on the E-1. I fairly recently brought home my third. The other two, (including the first one I bought new) long gone. IIRC, the E-1 with the 14-54 Mk1 was $1700 US in 2004 dollars. The Mk1 version of that lens is the one to have, IMO. the only issue is that the focusing ring tends to break down and get really gummy.
IMO You're welcome to it. I'm not sure what the threatened repercussions for not loving it are, but I think I can avoid them.
The look doesn't do anything for me & I have quite enough old cameras to play with.
Currently according to my database I don't have ANY Olympus cameras (I thought I had an old OM1).
There are a few of the newer models I'd like to have & I do have some great Olympus lenses (yet more on a long wish list).