Well, the wife gave the OK and I made the plunge. Ordered a silver E-PL2 and it should be here by this next Thursday. This is going to be the first new camera since a 3.2 megapixel kodak easyshare I got for Christmas about 5 years ago. Needless to say a giant step up! I was one of those that was a major fence-sitter since hearing about all the autofocus issues with the previous Pens...but after hearing about the new kit lens and some positive reviews about the new speed of the AF on the E-PL2 setup, it pushed me over the edge I'll report back when I get it with a major emphasis of my overall impressions on the AF and overall speed of the camera. Thanks all for your help in making this decision!