It is interesting to read other perspectives since I've wrestled these same demons. I stuck with Olympus for years & had a nice set of lenses that met my needs which are primarily landscape with some wildlife including grandchildren. I had no interest in m43, swore I'd never own one & would never use any camera with an EVF. I was so disgruntled last winter, I decided to start building a Canon system though it would cost me about $6000 to get a foothold. I went to the local camera store 3 times to buy the 7D and left empty handed. For all that it DID, it just didn't feel right. On my last visit in May the owner asked me if I'd like to play with the OMD he'd just got in. It went home with me. It is not a perfect camera, but it's a good one. Bad as I hate to admit it, I really like the EVF & the touchscreen which are helping me do more with my not-so-good eyesight. The thing is so little, I can stuff it in my smallest purse. The IBIS is great- a sharp handheld picture of a waterfall with a shutter speed slow enough to get the "silky water" effect is sort of miraculous. The Live Time feature which is rarely mentioned, is almost worth buying the camera for. I use all my 43 lenses (which work reasonably well), the OMD kit lens in bad weather, & a handful of inexpensive primes. It is not the 43 kit I dreamed of, but for less than $2000 it's a solution that feels right in my hands (and on my back), gives me some of what I wanted & some extras. BUT - I keep my old E30 because for the life of me I can't take a good picture of a white bird with the OMD unless he's standing still right in front of me. I know which camera to grab for what. I hope Olympus surprises us with a full 43 solution but if they don't, I'll make do with what I have. I hope all who are looking can find a reasonable solution that works for them. For me, being disgruntled was such a distraction.