Have had my X100 for a week now. Gave it a thorough working out over the weekend at an open mike stage for up and coming country artists. Firstly, it isn't a poor mans M9 or any such thing (lets get that out of the way). But those of you who remember the Konica Hexar A/F (the non-interchangeble lens Hexar)...well that's exactly what it is, updated to todays digital world. No lag time, quick A/F aquisition in low light, very quiet...and a quick look at the files (both B&W & Vivid color settings at 400ISO) seem very good...puts any of the 4/3 compacts out their to shame. Pretty sure they have a winner here...and Fuji has confirmed an X300 next year that will have interchangeble lenses. It will be interesting to see how Leica reacts. Face it...if this was the Leica X1, they couldn't keep them in stock at twice the price.