It occurs to me that this is something that crops up regularly here on m43. We all have our favorites and there are a number of reasons to choose a particular body vs a bother one. But, the more I thought about this the more I realized there were some fundamental things that could help folks starting down the this vs. that path. There are lots of differences between the various m43 bodies but of all of tem IQ is probably the least significant. There are differences to be sure. The E-PL1 for instance has a weaker AA filter mean it's JPEGs look a tiny bit sharper. But in reality the images between all of the 12mp m43 bodies (Panasonic and Olympus) Re all remarkably similar. Olympus cameras have different default color settings so their images tend to look warmer and more saturated. The Panasonics by contrast tend to look cooler by default. Bth cameras allow you to tweak their default settings and as a veteran of many Pansonic and Olympus bodies the images they produce are not all that different and with some adjusting of the in-camera color settings that differences become amazingly small. If you shoot RAW their is no difference at all. A very few bodies (GH1, GH2, G3, GX1 and E-M5) all use 16mp sensors. These cameras have advantages over the 12mp cameras in that tether typically have better high ISO, dynamic range and of course more resolution. Of course 16mp is not a huge difference in resolution from 12mp so improvements in IQ may be much smaller than you might imagine. Better lenses will make more of a difference in IQ than minor differences between cameras. If you are looking for the best bang for the buck spend your money on better lenses. The best ROI you'll get is from practicing. Photography is no different than anything else, the more you practice the better you'll get. Gear is not the most important part of he equation, you are. If you like something don't listen to any of us tell you why something else is better. Pick a camera for whatever reason you like. Heck I bought one just because it was red. The best camera is the one you have with you...and that wil be the one you like. If you have one you don't like then get rid of even if we're all telling you that you shouldn't because it's a classic or has features x, y or z. If you don't like it you won't use it and even the best camera in the world can't take decent pictures if you leave it home. Lastly, try not to obsess about gear. That takes time and a better use of that time would be you out taking pictures. Anyone else have stuff to add?