Background: My P&S camera was dying and I decided to go m43 after much research and jumped on a great deal for a new GF5 with the 14-42mm power zoom lens. My only other non-P&S camera was my Canon XT that I played around with a little ages ago. I bought the 14mm pancake lens from a great member on this forum and plan on eventually building my kit to include the 25mm and oly 45mm. But for the next couple of months, I plan on using the 14mm and the kit zoom. I read many good things about the 14-45mm kit lens and would probably prefer to use it over the 14-42mm power zoom lens (purely based on what I have read). When I saw a great deal on amazon for a like new Panasonic G1 with the 14-45mm lens, I jumped on it immediately. Here's my dilema: I'm currently deployed in Afghanistan and the GF5 and power zoom lens are already on their way to me. I shipped the G1 and 14-45mm lens to a good friend of mine who is a DSLR enthusiast because amazon.com cannot ship the camera kit straight to me. I had originally wanted a GX1 but jumped on the GF5 because of the great deal. I only want to keep the GF5 or the G1. I'm trying to make the decision now so that my friend can help me sell the G1 if I decide to go with the GF5 (this would enable me to purchase another lens quicker). I'm not too worried about size, both are compact enough for me. I'm looking to shoot the beautiful mountains around here and I also plan on taking the camera with me on a month long backpacking trip throughout Europe after I redeploy. If you had to choose between the GF5 and the G1, which one would you choose and why?