In some way this story reminds me of the London Olympics logo and poster designs and the heavy backlash it caused. So it seems whenever conventions are broken, people (surprisingly also in the creative industry) get very nervous.
Personally, i think this could have been a great concept, but it is hindered by inconsistent art direction and its execution leaves to be desired. Still, props to the photographer for thinking out of the box.
Too many pixelpushers here who mistaken hours of RAW adjustments with making good pictures.
This camera is aimed at the P&S consumer market who want good enough IQ and a lot of zoom packed in a not too big package for alround use, and for that market and 10x15 prints, all these camera's will sufice.
Not everyone want to change lenses and a good photographer can take excellent pictures with even a humble P&S...