I recently got an E-PM1* and find the ergonomics surprisingly pleasing. Even though I had seen the pictures, the camera was surprisingly small to me. Another surprise was that it's very comfortable to hold. The protruding lens mount is like an extension of the lens, so the tiny 14mm pancake handles more like a regular lens; ie, it allows me to comfortably hold the lens in my left hand while shooting. I find that I can actually handhold this camera a touch steadier than I can the E-P3 when using the pancake lenses. I don't find myself wanting for a grip on this camera, although the Franiec grip is a good option for those who do. The key to comfortable shooting with the E-PM1 for me is triggering the shutter release with the inside of my index finger's first knuckle rather than the finger tip. I'll be adding a soft release and expect that to make things even better. --- *Disclosure: Olympus sent me the E-PM1 as part of their PenReady promotion. More information here.