My friend picked up an X-E1 kit a few weeks ago and let me play with it a bit last weekend. I don't really have strong feelings about the camera, but the 18-55/2.8-4.0 kit lens left a very favorable impression - compact, solid, very good sharpness and suprisingly nice bokeh. All that for a lens that cost $400 when bought in a kit. The question is why doesn't m4/3 have anything similar? Between Panasonic and Olympus it seems like they ought to be able to manage at least one zoom lens to use as a kit for the higher-end bodies that isn't either slow (f/5.6 on the long end), expensive ($1100), or both. I realize that a fully equivalent 14-42/2.2-3.1 lens is probably out of the question, but something in the same neighborhood would be nice. Yes there is the adapted Olympus 14-54/2.8-3.5II, but at 2x the size of the Fuji, and without the ability to AF on anything moving faster than a yard snail, it's not exactly a compelling alternative.