Like everyone else, I am pretty much excited about the new pro zoom Oly is about to release. Like many who have just started with photography, I could not easily afford the pro stuff, let alone the OMD. I've seen several people dismiss the 12-50mm kit lens and say it's crap, especially on other micro four-thirds rumor sites. For those who need to ball on a budget, I think the 12-50 is a good way to start out. Here's my review my take on the utility of the lens: http://13thfloorphotography.blogspot.com/2013/09/ballin-on-budget-olympus-12-50mm-kit.html Thanks again for being a great community.