Well, we've had a week of "what's your favorite Leica to make pictures with," (35 answers so far), now let's look at the other side of personal enjoyment of the Leica experience. My favorite to fondle is a beautiful near-mint black 1932 Leica ii, given to me by my best friend after I finished medical school. His late father, a noted Memphis architect, had "liberated" it in WW2 with a 35mm Elmar and very-tattered leather case. For years I had tried to buy it from him, but could never get him to seriously consider it. Then, about a year after I had started private practice in Florida, it came unannounced as a gift. Cosmetically it was near-perfect except for a few light scratches around the tripod socket, and the accessory shoe where some of the black enamel had flaked off. Mechanically the shutter was stuck and the rangefinder quite dim. Off it went to DAG, and came back as perfect as a user Leica ii is ever going to be. Even the Vulcanite is still perfect. The 35mm Elmar is cloudy, and was recently replaced by a pristine nickel 1932 50mm Elmar. It gives me great pleasure to "pretend to myself" that I'm someday going to take it on an extended photo-safari to Paris, and Berlin other places where it might have been used when it was new. I know that this will never happen, but just fondling, winding the imaginary film, focusing the clear rangefinder and clicking the really quiet, shake-free shutter gives me an absurd feeling that I could do great things, someday, photographically speaking! Your turn.