I shoot b&w film. I really love the idea that Leica make it Monochrom. For those who photography is more meaning to you. YES, go for it. :)
rameish: Am surprised they didn't do a Kodachrome Leica :-) Nice camera I'm sure but way too rich for my blood. If I had the money I'm sure I get this or an MP with Leica Glass. After all you only live once.
Really, you live once. it's a pleasure to have Leica. i'm not so rich but i want to buy it.
pedromeyer: you don't purchase a Leica to take better pictures, any more than you buy a Rolex to get a better record of time. It's all a bunch of nonsense to discuss the unique quality of pictures made with a Leica, as most of the time, the LEICA is so slow that you will miss out on the great images, to start out with. If I compare my Canon with the Leica, the Canon runs circles around the Leica ( and I have them both). So let us be honest with ourselves, the Leica is not a very competent tool to make images. No one, I assure you, will be able to see a picture and say, well that could only have been achieved with a Leica. That might have been true, circa 1950, but today in the digital age? not a chance. Leica's business model is not about making the best cameras to take pictures, but to sell to those who enjoy the feel and quality of an almost hand made tool. A Cartier watch, if you know what I mean.
some part i agree with you, but when u know how to focus with Leica. it's really great and precise focusing. it's not Rolex, but it captured memories of live.