As a DMC-L1 fan I wonder when will a real replacement for this camera be available, if ever. The L10 does not count. The E3 is awesome, but certainly not retro inspired. Here are the 4 things that need to be in an REAL L1 replacement/upgrade: 1) Aperture ring on lenses (Yes this depends on the lens too, but what good is a lens with aperture if the camera does not care?) 2) Shutter speed dial on top. 3) Bounce flash built-in. Fantastic feature, if you've ever used it. 4) "Ugly looking." [rangefinder style] Here are things that should be upgraded: (Some are obvious) 1) New sensor borrowed from E3 or L10 [or GH1]. 10MP is fine, 12 is overkill. [ok, 12 is ok] 2) All the minor spec upgrades from the L10 [and others]. 3) In-Body OIS (or IS in olympus terms), so lenses other than the 3 Leica lenses with OIS can also have IS for hand-held shooting. 4) Articulating LCD. I sometimes think of upgrading to something newer, but then I remember the features I mentioned that make this such a unique camera and realize there is nothing out there like it. (Except an M8, but then there's the $5K thing.) I really hope Panasonic takes a risk again on a retro styled camera! What do you think?