I decided to give the somewhat unloved little camera a go; something about getting a $1000+ camera for $300 that just became too tempting to overcome. Very nice build quality! I figured out to set up most of the critical features without too much trouble, in spite of my decades-long background in Canon, Panasonic and Fuji. But oh that hunting AF... I swear it's slower than my first digital (Canon Powershot G2). The reviews were generous. I've never seen a lens go from one extreme to another and back on virtually every shot. Forewarned is forearmed, but my expectations were a little higher than the reality turned out to be. Oh, well... However...before I pushed the "Buy" button, I'd already decided to use this camera as an all-manual experiment. I know it has a really nice sensor and lens, so if I can conquer manual focus, manual exposure, and a fixed 28mm perspective, I'll have accomplished something. If it helps me become a better photographer, it's worth the price. If it fails, someone will get a bargain on top of a bargain. I know this camera is all but forgotten, but I'll be looking here and elsewhere for tips on how to get the most out of the A experience. I'm looking forward to it, in spite of what might be interpreted as a semi-rant.