My first micro four-thirds was a gf3 as well. It was a decent enough camera but the output definitely didn't age very well compared to the em5 16-megapixel series sensors. It was still very capable however; especially if you could bracket exposure and merge. I originally got it as a Valentine's day gift (it was on clearance at Target for like $200 with a lens!). By itself it was weak, but when I picked up a PL25f1.4 it was a total game changer. I stopped using my 50D and never looked back...The 12MP sensor seems to have been the best on the earliest cameras, at least that is my impression. I've never had a GF1 but people really liked the output. I did own an EP1 for a while and while I didn't like the dynamic range, I did really like the JPEG output. I first entered M4/3 with a GF3, which was not a very good implementation of the 12MP sensor.
Great photo, unfortunately, been there, done that.