I own a minilux since 7 years now, and since then no other camera has replaced the pleasure I have to look at the print from this little gem. The main complain is only for the viewfinder which is definitely to small and some user interface that the CM has apparently solved. Since then I bought a Ricoh GRD which I hoped could replace the Minilux. The user interface is great, the lens seems great, the grain in low light is, ok, very film-like, but let be honest, the sensor is not a full-frame neither an APS size and this limits the camera in term of sharpness, high ISO and dynamic range. A the end the GRD is a very good camera which I carry everywhere but It hasn't yet replace my Minilux in term of image quality in particular in low light (at 400 iso the Minilux is still faster than the Ricoh at the same ISO thanks to the exceptional 40mm lens) So then I'm still waiting today that Leica produces a digital Minilux (or CM) with a good sensor, they prove that for 30% more than an M7 they could produce a M8, I hope that for, lets say $1500, they should be able to produce a Minilux/CM with a proper sensor. So far they just stick to rebadged Panasonic camera which, yes, are pretty good but suffer of the same problem of Ricoh: a not so good sensor. Lot of mega pixel but that's it. And what is the last new from Photokina? Sigma, yes sigma, launchs what all the aficionados of Minilux, Ricoh GR, Contax T2 (rip), Olympus Mju... were waiting for years, a compact camera which carry the same captor has its big brother DSLR. Yes in two years this captor will be obsolete, the prints won't be probably as good as from a Minilux but they will be comparable to what takes the today's DSLR which is exactly the reason why the owner of those small cameras spent almost $1000 in a compact : considering print quality, it is comparable in a small size to what you have for a bigger size. Leica, Ricoh, Olympus wake up! You are so much concentrated on the mass market that you forget the niche markets which are profitable and contributed in the past on your success!!!