I'd be pretty confident that there's a thread with this similar title existing somewhere in this forum. I've wanted a :43: ever since I found out that my dad can get the panasonic ones for cheap, and I lusted after their chic looks, convenient size and low price. After some hits to my wallet from other things, I considered :43: again but from a different perspective. I felt nearly all of the bodies offered (ep1, ep2, epl2, gf2, g3) and the importance of the looks quickly died away. I think kai once said of a :43: body 'it feels like a remote control', and I agree with that. The size factor died as well; as they were all larger than pocketable, especially without a pancake lens on. Then the price hit me. Without a fat wallet, the bodies seem extremely similar to dslr prices. The G3 kit for ~520 landed in australia could buy a used d90 kit for not much more. The GF3 with 14/2.5 is about the same price but I've heard people say that it's of comparable quality with the 14-42. Obviously the flexibility and image quality of both the sensors and the lenses are poorer than a dslr. I really dislike the auto corrections and the fact that the lenses even require them at all. The only factor that would still make them attractive is the size WITH PANCAKE. I could thread a carry case onto my belt and wouldn't require a bag for times when I want to put away my dslr. Still, I could do the same with a point and shoot that would cost less and have similar quality in the situations where :43: would be used. Right now I have a D90, 35/1.8 and 85/1.4, and I really wanted to justify the purchase of a new toy or sidearm, but using an old point and shoot in social outings, I fail to see how micro four thirds could improve upon it. edit: also the pansonic website just killed off 90% of their standalone lenses, including the 20/1.7 I was looking at.