Rob Klein: Maybe I am just lucky or not paying attention, but I have not encountered the orb situation and the new firmware is great for the other things it adds or fixes. The complaining about the X10 is just way overboard. It is not an M9 and yet it really does a nice job. I have shot sports with it and concerts and everyday stuff as well and I am more than satisfied. It is better than my G9 and a lot more fun to use. None of these point and shoots are perfect as they all have their little quirks. If you don't want the camera, don't buy it.
I am very happy with the Fuji X10 too, very classic and portable. No problem shooting high quality photos, day or night. Here is a night shot taken before the firmware upgrade:http://richardkoh.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Singapore-Landscapes/20660740_L9RxQM#!i=1679091024&k=72Bsw5M&lb=1&s=L
A Blessed Christmas and Joyous New Year to all at dpreview.
Thanks Joanne. Good review of the portfolios. These applications may even spin off new income avenue for photographers helping their clients to present their work.