I finally bought a back-up a55. Love the little whip of a camera, always did till my last used one 'passed on'. haha. The a65 has spoiled me with the evf that is for sure, but the fit/feel is as comfortable as ever. The flash is still a dink', but its not going to be used much anyway.
I find 100iso jpegs veeery nice but the a65 still give a nicer output up to 800iso. The a55 can put out some okay 1600-3200 jpegs with very minimal pp. The 65 after downloading the update can run some wicked 400iso jpegs and decent 800's. If i ever start raw shooting i imagine the a65 would outperform in iq/noise the a55 except at 6400 maybe...just my initial comparisons.
Anyway here a few a55/a65 shots, Thanks for looking-brian
*the 3200 a55 shots were quick pp..a bit busy lately to do any comparisons or try to eeek out iq
either in cam or pp.