So there it is. The Leica M8. The camera we've all been curious for to see. To me it's no real Leica though. Leica products are made to last forever and retain their value. Many of their cameras even increase in value as the years go by. I just don't see that happen with the M8. Can't imagine that even the most solid and beautiful digital camera, is going to retain its value in the age that we live in. When something better hits the market, the old will be forgotten. I know Leica HAD to bring out the M8 to survive but I'm afraid it's not going to be a succes. In a few years sensors quality will increase, megapixels will increase and some cheaper mass produced camera will outpeform the M8. After all, would anyone today still use a 2 MP digital camera from say, 1998? You can surely get something better at a lower price. I guess this is a development we can't stop. We are not in the analogue age anymore......sniff... . So even if the M8 is fantastic and superb today, will it still be so tomorrow? With a film camera you would care about the evolution of film, not the whole camera. You would use your camera for many years and use higher quality film as it was introduced. I sure love the philosophy of Leica, I just don't think it is valid anymore for the digital age. A Leica M8 will have a much shorter lifespan than a film based Leica-M. What's your opinion?