God article and great debate! I think the bottom line that the enthusiast crowd are the only ones buying classic cameras is very true , and the camera market is shrinking rapidly
However, I think that the "new" casual photographer is much more concious of the result with the sharing and publicizing options of the net and social media. Something the P&S user never were. I think the new crowd develop the photographic eye much quicker and demand better quality and control from their equipment. I'm not convinced that means that they eventually will buy classic style "enthusiast" compacts or DSLR though. I think the respons to those demands will come from the phone industry.
Looks promising. Too bad no one is making underwater housings for Samsung yet, maybe this camera could change that.
Given the LR release history, when could we expect the release LR4?
I use 2.6 today and is keen to upgrade....