I recently took a trip to Everest base camp. I lugged around this huge Nikon D70 camera to take photos of the stars and things I saw on the way. My friend had her (really good) point and shoot in her shirt pocket. After the trip, what we noticed is that while my shots were on average better, the ease of her taking pictures meant that she took pictures more often and was able to secure a larger total number of really good shots. Anyone else thinking of using a point and shoot as their real camera?