Bunk599: People buy cameras for many different reasons, decisions are often not driven by specifications. I passed on the X1 due to the poor reviews and purchased an X100 as soon as they were released....I love it!
I thought the new X2 might be tempting, but it is not to me. I agree with many posters who still prefer the X100... price is not an issue for me, I will buy what I want.
But holy cow...get a life! It is not worth fighting over and the personal insults detract from what is supposed to be a forum for sharing civil thoughts about photography.
Here here.....!! I have stopped commenting on this forum because it seems everyone wants to fight one another..... Interesting views and debates have been taken over by personal insults toward people they know nothing about.
jl123: I must say I get "it" but I also don't get "it". Of course that "it" is the same statement that so many leica fans utter: 'the camera makes me think harder, and therefore I can compose a better/more well thought out shot' or something similar.
My reply: Maybe people should try to think a little harder with whatever camera they have, not just if its a lieca.
I wish that was the case but it's just not so. When the D1X shoots 12 frames a second on auto everything, there is absolutely no need to think about the image. At least 1 of those shots will be nice. I've moved from Hasselblad to Alpa for exactly that reason. The more the camera is able to do, the more we let it do and we take a lot of the thought out of the creation of the image. As i wrote in another post, please go to the store and have a go with one. Whether you're a pro or am, it's an incredible experience.
rusticus: I still do not know why you should still buy a Leica today: 2012!!!
Easy... Modern SLR's are BORING! You can give a 1D to a monkey and he can take lovely images and call himself a photographer. Photography is more than pointing a camera at a subject and pushing a button and letting the computer(s) do the rest. I understand your post, but please, go to the shop and try one. If you're a serious pro or am, you'll find that it's an amazing experience.