SkyTamer: Why would Leica feel the need to offer Silver Effects 2 with this new camera? Is like saying if you don't like the results straight-out-of-camera you can fix them with software?!? From a camera specifically designed to produce outstanding quality B&W shots?
Silver Efex is my favorite BW tool, I use it all the time, like here:http://thorstenwulff.com/portrait/ruge.htmlTo get it together with LR is a sweet deal considering the M Monos pricetag. I will get one from Leica for testing and let you guys know what I think about the stuff that comes straight out of the camera.
The new contentaware patch tool is very useful for areas which needed masking to be properly filled in earlier versions of PS.