This must be an often asked question, but I'll be curious as to your experiences and thoughts on my own circumstances. So I've finally taken the plunge and sold all of my dslr gear. It was only being used in the rare occasions I get to shoot in a studio setting, and since buying in to m43 I have enjoyed my photography like never before. As I've said in other threads, the cost to quality ratio is fantastic, as well as the amazing portable size. The main motivator for selling was feeling like I needed a decent portrait lens for the Nikon, but not wanting to keep maintaining two lens systems. My current camera is a GX7, and I have the two kit zooms 14-42 & 45-150, as well as the 7.5fish, P20, O45 and S60. I have debts to pay down with the sale of my Nikon stuff, but I'm hoping there will be enough left over to get the O12-40 2.8 and possibly the EM-1 as well. Prices have come down remarkably. I am a fanatical amateur photographer, and i'll have a go at anything. My real passion is people photography of all types, from street to portraiture. I am picking up the odd commission through word of mouth and I've had to turn down paid work over the past few months - I'd love to make money from photography but have no desire to spoil a hobby I love by forcing myself to take pictures I don't want to take, and my day job is just about bearable! With all that said, I love the GX7 for its size and quality, but I'm hankering after the EM-1. Water sealing, stabilisation, and ergonomics are what have turned my head. I can't imagine getting rid of the GX7 for street and portability, or for slapping a prime on it and sticking it in a bag. But for those times I would reach for the Nikon, and for portrait shoots and macro, I think the EM-1 feels superior. As a part-timer, does this reasoning sound right? Or am I about to spend on something that just isn't needed? I am, of course, aware that the mkII is just around the corner but I don't see the EM-1 price dropping much further and I wouldn't spring for release day prices anyway. Wow, that's a rambly post - sorry - help me justify or quash my GAS!