from my perspective.
- It gives taste of old-style and is not heavy as X100. It is still just a pocket camera. - very fast! autofocus as a compact camera- easy control with the roller. (I don't like the four way buttons instead of roller) - I really liked the power-on mechanism and manuel zoom. It is robust, fast and intelligent.- I liked the zoomable viewfinder of X10 (I really don't care about the hybrid viewfinder of X100)- It has enough accessories that increase the pleasure of the old style- the extra battery is available and cheap- I am ok with the price against the other retro style cameras. - It will be a great backup camera with my SLR
yes I had the orb thing in some special conditions. Actually it can not prevent me from enjoying in most of cases. Life (and the scenes) flows... I know that it will not be my last compact camera. We will be talking about totally different technologies in one or two years.
Thanks for reading.