I know that I've mentioned my displeasure with Olympus for dropping the E-PL2 form in the third generation. I've always thought that the E-PL2 looked great and figured it would be a nice compromise between size and controllability. Well, today, I stopped into a local camera shop for some pieces-parts (lens caps, etc.) and saw that they had both an E-PL2 and an E-PL3 in the glass case. The latter was so new that they hadn't even put a price tag on it. I asked to see them both and the guy, who was really nice in general, pulled them both out and let me check them out for a long while (he helped a few other people in that time.) I definitely liked the improved focus speed, the flip screen (though, not as much as fully articulated screens), and even the IIR lens of the E-PL3, but otherwise I was not particularly impressed. It's nice, not really bad in any way, but compared to the E-PL2, it's very bland and compact-camera like. When I picked up the "El Deuce", it just felt great in the hand, as I expected, and it looked so much better. What was Olympus thinking? Why no just make the E-PM1, as they did, to cover the super-compact form factor, but update the previous E-PL2 with the faster focus and flip screen? Sorry for the rant, but it was a surprise to be able to handle them side-by-side.