I bought a new EPL-1 and am in the process of making a list of lenses I would like to purchase. Based on responses to a previous post, I've ordered the Zuiko 14-42 Mk2 as my first lens. In order to keep this post as short as possible, I will not go into how I arrived at the 14-42. Here is a post from another forum concerning the 14-42 M4/3and comparing it with the 12-60 4/3. I post this as merely a reference and not as a fact: "I had the zuiko 12-60 which is considered one of the best lenses in it's class. I have many photos taken with that lens; and many taken with the 14-42 with so called horrible resolution. You would not tell the difference between the two at any print size. I guarantee it. Unless, of course, you are shooting test charts and looking at the results on a computer screen at 200%. But surely you are not doing that sort of photographer are you?" I think most people do not care for the 14-42. Those that think it is a decent lens and is underrated are in the minority. But as the reference says above, if you are not doing test charts and 200% computer screens, what does it matter. If, and I stress if, the printed pictures are equal, then why does the 14-42 gets such a bad reputation. I understand that maybe at some picture size the qualities will start to diverge, but is that point so large that 99.9% of the users do not go there and do not care. As I go through the process of trying to choose lenses, I've been thinking there has got to be an easier process. You read and read and read and still come up with conflicting information. I pose the following question. What if lens were rated based on acceptable print size? For example, a lens could be rated as acceptable for printing pictures up to 8 X 10 before seeing any noticeable distortion. Another lens could be rated as acceptable to print pictures up to 11 X 17. The 11 X 17 lens is $200 more, but all I need is a lens that will print nothing bigger than 8 X 10, so I will choose that lens and save myself $200. Not sure if rating by print size would serve those who only use the web and PC, but hopefully you understand what I am getting at. I have seen reference to print size on occasion concerning certain cameras, but do not remember seeing on any lens. The best lenses rise to the top of everyone's conversation and the review sites, so you can feel comfortable in buying those lens. But if other lenses other than the best will serve your purpose and save you money, to me there is not an easy way to determine what those lenses are. Too many differing opinions and to me the review sites are too vague. I just think there should be a rating system that would make it much easier to pick a lens. Even after reading all the available information, I still have doubts if my choice of lens was the right choice. To me there should be a rating system where you could determine if a lens will serve your purpose and end result. Maybe that is not possible and what we now have in place is the best we can do. Would appreciate other people's thoughts. Does my rating system proposal have merit or being a newbie am I showing my ignorance? Thanks.