Not sure what you're talking about Mel, it looks just fine as a print which is where I judge "softness". I personally don't pixel peep photos at 100% to judge those sorts of things.
sarit: Awful pricing for the E-mount version since for a little more you can get the SEL50 which is 1.3 stops faster and also has OSS.
There's a pretty big difference between 50mm and 60mm on a crop sensor body like the NEX. 50mm is an almost but not quite long enough make-do portrait length where 60mm is a just right portrait length. What remains to be seen is whether Sigma has designed it as a portrait lens, though by specifically mentioning bokeh in the PR I'm guessing they've built it with portraiture in mind. If so there will be a lot of NEX owners just like me with room on the shelf for both the SEL50 and Sigma60.
Meh, I'll keep my NEX-5N with 2.3 million dot EVF attachment. At least I can take the EVF off when I need to go any smaller. The pocket is the great equalizer here. Once you can no longer stuff a camera in your pocket it doesn't matter how big it is. The NEX-5N with no viewfinder and the 16mm lens can slip into my pocket. The V2 is not going into anyone's pocket.