For a variety of reasons, I'm just not going to get a DSLR. But as a visual artist (and complete photo noob), I need to squeeze relatively DSLR performance out of a compact. I'd also like room to become a bit less of a photo noob. To my tin eye, the LX3 just seems to take better photos all around, but little of the sample stuff I've seen from either is very relevant to my primary use. If I were just looking for something to shoot around the city with, the high ISO performance of the LX3 would be a no brainer. But would the G10's extra pixels make a difference when it comes to shooting art? It sure is easier to find. The thought of resorting to ebay, or worse, breaking the bank for the Leica DLUX 4 makes me a little queasy. Is the G10 simply getting a bad rap? Any input is greatly appreciated.