I picked up an E-P1 just recently (I'd had one previously and wanted to get another one). Now, I have a G2 as well that I love and really have been thinking of the E-P1 as sort of a cool retro second body that I'll use sometimes. The biggest obstacles for me were the lack of EVF and SLOOOOOW AF. I had however decided I was going to try and go a month just using it to see if I could get ised to to using the EVF. To that end, I've been venturing into the world with my E-P1, Panasonic 14 and 20. What I am finding (much to my surprise) is that I am starting to prefer using the E-P1 over the G2. There are a number of things that are contributing to this... HANDLING I like the way the E-P1 feels in the hand. I did some tweaking by adding an AA leatherette skin, GGS Glass LCD protector and Gordy leather strap but overall it fall comfortably into the hand. Its a bit smaller than the G2 (which is probably a bit more comfortable and has slightly better controls but the E-P1 is holding its own. The Super Control Panel makes up for a rather ungainly UI and goes a long way toward making the E-P1 fun to use. IQ Ater some digging in the Olympus secret menus I found where to set the JPEGs to Super Fine and am much happier with the IQ. For the most part I like the images it produces. It seems to meter better than the Panasonic and the color is very pleasing. I still think the Panasonic color is more accurate but the E-P1 produces very pleasing images none the less. The biggest surprise is that I find the E-P1 to be pretty decent in low light (better than I remember). I find it useable up to ISO 1600. LCD I'm not going to sit here and say that using the LCD is better than the G2's EVF...it's not, but it is useable and surprisingly so. I am finding it pretty easy to use even in daylight (of course bright direct light is a show stopper, but even an EVF struggles with that). I even strapped on my Konica 40 and I was able to nail focus pretty easily. I had less success with my Jupiter 8 but I have a pretty rocky relationship with that lens anyway. So here I am finding that I am looking forward to using the E-P1 and not missing my G2 nearly as much as I thought I would. I find that the E-P1 goes with me all the time, is small enough to fit in my backpack or shoulder bag (I never liked cameras in my pocket) and quick enough to whip out and grab a shot. Its not a speed demon but with the Panasonic 14 on it is surprisingly peppy. Compared to the current offerings by Panasonic and Olympus it's a dinosaur but I not feeling particularly deprived. Not bad for a camera that is selling for a tenth of what it did when new.