After having been a member here for a while now, it's fair to say that I have seen more gearlust talked about and acted upon than any sane person may want to witness in their lifetime . I spent a lot of time in 2009 and 2010 trying all manner of different cameras myself, and I'm now surprised (and pleased) to say that exposure to websites such as here, mu-43, and flickr has seemingly begun to cure me of such ills. One thing that I have realised, particularly from the large variety of cameras represented on sites like flickr, is that the measure of a good (or great) image is almost completely independent of the camera. Sensor size and lens availability has an impact of course, but all things being equal a Canon is hardly different from a Nikon, Olympus, Sony, Panasonic, Pentax, et al when it comes to producing an image. I certainly still keep track of all things new: read the reviews, compare 100% crops, etc. I also read the usual talk such as game-changer, renders existing cameras obsolete, blows Camera X out of the water, etc, etc. However, once the user images start coming through, I look at them, study them, seek out full-size OOC images...and wonder what all the fuss is about. Of course the real kicker is watching others switch from camera to camera and still produce the same consistent style, and at the same time watch others genuinely improve whilst using the same camera all along. I see some stunning images still being taken by cameras long since considered obsolete, and some of my own favourite images were taken on a Canon 350D which dates back to early 2005. So where does this leave me with respect to the good old fashioned GAS? Well, I'd still like to eventually have a set of lenses for my Micro 4/3 gear that will allow me to have a mirror of my Canon DSLR gear, with the intent of probably replacing that setup entirely with the smaller system. The new rule is though, if anything new (to me) comes in, something/s of equal or greater value goes out. I guess what I am saying is that I am more than happy with the current equipment that I am using, it doesn't limit me in any serious way nor cause me to think that the grass may be greener elsewhere. Having been there myself I fully understand the desire to try the next big thing, I'm just glad that it is no longer me churning through the different brands. Sorry rampant consumerism, I'm taking a break for a while.