I was looking at the new Olympus bodies and they look really nice. I'm not particularly interested in them as I'm pretty happy with my current m43 bodies (E-P1 and G2). I was however struck at the pricing of the new Olympus and Panasonic cameras (and new digital cameras in general). The E-P3 for instance is around $900 and to me that seems a bit spendy but I can see where they are placing it as a product. It's a premium product and as I recall the E-P1 was something close to that at launch. That said, I look at my E-P1 (now a dinosaur) and think that for the $200 I paid for it (actually it was a trade) and with the Panasonic 20 or 14 attached it still tops out at $500 and IMHO it is still a terrific bargain camera wise. The IQ is good (REALLY good sometimes) and if set up properly is reasonably peppy. It doesn't have all the cool new features but so far I am not finding myself cursing the heavens because I missed a picture because of some fatal flaw in my camera(s). In fact, I'm not at all clear if ANY of the new features would really make a darned bit of difference to me day to day. They may but at the moment I am at a loss to think of one that would. For a guy like me though the introduction of new cameras is a godsend. It's great because soon there will be a bunch of really nice low mileage gear hitting the forums at really good prices and if I am patient the prices only get better. So...I say if you are jonesing for that new gear BE MY GUEST. You NEED it and it NEEDS you. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LIVE WITHOUT IT!!! Just remember to list the old stuff here first.