I've been lurking here ever since this site reactivated, enjoying all the good photography, scrutinizing all the reviews and reports. I finally ended up getting an LX5 this past weekend. It seems really amazing, but the menus still seem daunting. My digital photography experience and equipment is all circa 2002, Sony f717, and ps from the same era. I am really mystified with Silky Pix and raw processing. I am afraid that the new file size and raw processing will require a new computer. I bought the camera and a memory card and am wondering what sort of accessories are worthwhile. I would like to set it up in a portable mode to try some more streetshooting, after a lapse of 35 years, but also like to get some kind of pouch to attach to pack straps while mountain biking, shock and dust resistant, and still relatively quick access. Right now I have been carrying it in my pocket wrapped in a baggy, or stuffed in the pack along with the Sony while on the bike. I've really been inspired by all the b&w photography here, especially the street shots, which I find so hard to summon up the courage to do. Thanks to everyone here from whom I've learned so much already, and to all those future teachers and friends.