Evenin', all. I'll get right to it. My new Holga isn't living down to its reputation. I think the designers have been at it. The film cavity and the cavity it's wound into have foam padding, which I assume is meant to hold film in place and eliminate the need for stuffing cardboard round the edges and hoping it'll work. I didn't need a chisel to change the slider from 16 to 12. There's a mask for 6x6 now: how am I supposed to get that scarred, lo-tech look? I tried an old exposed test roll and it wound through flawlessly. Twice. Nothing has fallen off. The instruction book has colour illustrations and it's well written. I've clicked the shutter maybe 50 times and it still works (famous last words, I know...). It's the super-duper model with the filters and other stuff and nothing was missing. Even the Holga pics book by that French guy was included. I read lots about this camera and I feel quite cheated. Where's the 1970s plastic charm? Where's that feeling of adventure? Where's that feeling of struggle with lousy communist rubbish? (Although my Praktica never had that either, so maybe I was silly to expect it). It... just... works... It's not fair. If it delivers focussed and properly exposed photos, I'm going to ask for a refund. I'm warning you all here and now: prepare to be disappointed. Help me, someone. Was I wrong to expect too little?