Just got my OMD from Amazon delivered to my desk today. I was so excited to open the box and go through it's contents. Just as a footnote, I placed my order for the black 14-42 kit on Friday knowing full well that they didn't have it in stock at the time. I previously had a pre order for the silver body OMD but decided about a couple of weeks ago to cancel. I recently came across some $$$ selling some of my other "camera" stuff that I decided to go back in the OMD pursuit. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised when I got an email from Amazon saying that they were shipping it that evening. Anyway, here are my initial impressions of the OMD. 1. The black OMD is really nice. pics below are from my E-PL1 and I don't think it does justice. It is really small in person. See the pics below with my E-PL1 beside it. I just thought that it would be a bit larger than it actually was. 2. It weighs more than I thought. It has a nice quality heft to it. Even with the 14-42 lens which weighs next to nothing, it has some nice weight to it. 3. Build quality is nice. Looking at the body panels and doors, they have somewhat precise movement. The only think I dislike is the feel of the buttons. Not only are they small but as some have already mentioned, they definitely have a "squishy" feel when depressed. I know that this has something to do with weather sealing so I understand but the smallness of them kinds of make it difficult to navigate some of the other camera functions. 4. I still have to shoot some images with it but the shutter sound is quite a bit different sounding. It doesn't have that analog kind of thunk to the sound. I don't mind it but I was looking for something similar to the E-PL1 shutter sound. 5. I am thinking that the grip would be a requirement for this little thing. It's a bit much for what it is but having such a small, heavy mass to hold onto doesn't provide much confidence in one hand operation so I guess I have to save up for the grip sometime in the near future. 6. The menus are a little bit confusing. Coming from the E-PL1, I just thought that getting to certain functions was a little bit cumbersome. The nice thing is almost everything is customizable and that you can program it the way you want it to. Anyway, those are my initial thoughts on the OMD. All in all, I'm very happy with it. I can't wait to get home and shoot with it and compare it to the XP1.