Bones13 = Michael, 53 year old orthopedist. I'll call myself a photo hobbiest, working on being an enthusiast. Started with a Pentax in the mid 70's. I shot for high school newspaper and yearbook. I was amazed with that camera having a built in light meter. Shot a little in college (yearbook shut down after freshman year). Medical school and residency were too busy for much else, although I upgraded to a Canon AE1 at some point. Once in practice I used it and then a Nikon 6006 taking mostly medical pictures. Point and shoot cameras became my travel camera and family recorder device. The Nikon started being the photo class camera for my kids and some neighborhood. I mean who still has a FILM camera now adays? Anyways, after searching the web on the Leica X100, I ran across the new Micro 4/3 rds format, addressing both my issues, better sensor(esp ISO), yet smaller size. Having changeable lenses sealed the deal. Chose GF-1 over the slow focus PEN1.