StacheCache: I just received my new Canon G15 late this afternoon (10/01/2012). I also got an e-mail from Canon Support saying the camera would not be available until 10/17/2012. So much for being on top of things! In the few minutes I've had a chance to play with the G-15 I gotta say I'm impressed. It is solid, well made, menus are easy to follow, buttons well-placed. The grip area is OK but could be better. The camera surface has a rough metallic feel--a little cold and industrial for my taste.
Until I checked this website a few minutes ago, I could not find a way to download a complete user manual. Also, the viewfinder, one of the main reasons I bought the camera, comes without a rubber eyecup. The opening is tiny to begin with and the lack of eyecup limits the usefulness. If anyone knows where to find an aftermarket eyecup that might work--please let me know. I checked Canon and they do not have anything that will fit this camera. Pity!
You could have downloaded the manual from the Canon websitehttp://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/2/0300008682/01/psg15-cug-en.pdf
Since you say that you own the G15, ... the manual is also on the disc that was in the box.
Vitruvius: I use the articulated screen for about 95% of my shooting. Why would Canon remove this? They are really out of touch with consumers and as much as I want to buy Canon... they just aren't making anything good in this range any more. No wonder their prices are dropping.
Well, obviously Canon removed this just to annoy you, because they are so out of touch with consumers.
BTW, I have the G15, and love every part of it. Lack of swivel screen is no big deal for me. I don't get all the whining here about the lack of it. If you don't like it, get yourself another camera, if that is the deal breaker for you. There are plenty of choices out there. It seems to me though, that people prefer to whine.