I love my digital cameras, I really do, because they allow my to shoot lots, guilt-free. But two things bother me about digitals. The first is that I seem to belong to the camera of the month club. No sooner do you buy a camera, but the next new "improved" version of it comes out . . . and you don't know if it will actually be improved . . . there may be some tweaks or changes that are regress instead of progress. Second, what do you suppose the lifetime of digital camera actually is? My Olympus D-550 is still taking pictures after nearly 10 years, but what if I sunk a couple of kilobucks into a high-end system . . . would I be able to get it fixed five years down the road or ten years out? My 40-year-old Pentaxes are still repairable and usable, although I wouild hate to go back to film. What do you think? Are our digital cameras basically disposable items?