Hi all, Very long time lurker and now committed to a higher level of seriousness with compacts and this Forum. I already had the pleasure of bumping into BB on the Marketplace thread and so am already impressed with your Moderator!...always a good barometer to gauge a site. I am a daily on another brand Forum, so I feel a little awkward coming here behind their back Well as I said I lurked here for many many hours a few years back. And it was this site that was responsible for my years of pleasure with the GRDII. However, like anyone suffering LBA (lens buying addiction - sorry not sure if that's common nomenclature around these parts) I sold off my constant companion to consolidate some lenses for my Pentax. I still have far too many lenses to clip into my K, and after several frustrations I find myself, again, looking at compacts. Why? Well like many other frustrated working-class enthusiast, I dream of the M9 with a 35/2 Summicron plugged out front. I started with digital back in 2004 and a Nikon D50 - nice enough camera but the Gameboy controls got a little frustrating after a time. I then moved to an Oly E1....oh I have some regrets trading up from that baby, but that's another story. So I ended up with both the Pentax and the GRDII - and as I said I parted with my Sketchbook. Long story short - I still want the Leica, but it will not hapen until I can draw those 8 Lotto numbers - and maybe enter the draw Now I have myself an LX5 - an impulse buy on a work trip....and I am hoping to return to a Serious Compact (which is subject to my Trade ad). So a pleasure to be here. In the future I definitely see a Sigma DP2 and possibly DP1....and in six months I hope to be united with the Fuji x100.....hmmmm... So hello all.