Santa G was really good to me last christmas and got me a Leica D-LUX 3 . I know, lucky me. I am loving it! I still have to get used to the overall handling but definitely enjoy my new gadget. I knew my Canon inside out and am slightly impatient at getting to the same comfort level in using the Leica Menu. One thing’s for sure though, they could definitely improve the ‘look and feel and intuitivenenss’ of the menu. Some of you expressed (over and over) that one should buy the Lumix instead. Call me superficial, or ‘a typical designer’, but that ‘little red dot’ and the “Leica Camera Germany” imprint on the back is making me very happy. Thank you again, Santa G!