After shooting daily with my NEX and GX1 (well actually it was more alternating off between them) for the Summer of Pictures challenge that was going on I came to two conclusions. First, I really like the GX1. It has a wonderful UI, is responsive, small and just a joy to shoot with. The PL25 and PL45 are just fantastic (the PL45 a bit more so than the 25) and I cannot say enough nice things about the GX1. And second, IF I was forced to go with one camera only I would have a much harder time giving up the NEX than the GX1. I'm not sure why I feel this way because the GX1 is simply wonderful but the NEX is just fun in a sort of old school spartan sort of way. It's got E-P1 like AF speed (as in not good), a hilariously loud shutter sound, a convoluted and often infuriating UI and everything about its design says "gadget" and not "camera". However as absolutely alien as the NEX can be I find myself grinning when I use it. Maybe it's a sense of accomplishment by overcoming all the obstacles Sony puts in your way to use the NEX but I find it really fun. So, the GX1 is going into the cabinet for a wee bit of a vacation and I'm going to see what its like to go without the speed, AF all the niceties of the GX1 and the PL lenses. I'll come back to the GX1 for sure but for now I'm going all manual. If anyone is interested I'll post my impressions over on TalkNEX. Wish me luck.