I also can't believe people are complaining about the looks of the camera. The camera is a tool. Do you worry about what a hammer looks like, no, you use it. What a camera looks like does not matter, it's the pictures it takes, and what they look like that matter. It is important also that the tool is comfortable to hold and easy to use.
In the old 35mm days, there were two really important things to get a good image...good film and a good lens. Many have assumed that this is all you need now in the digital camera world. Actually, there are now three things...a good sensor(which replaced the film), a good lens, and third is the image processor. Many are overlooking the fact this is the incredible digic 5 image processor. If you haven't used a camera with one yet, you can't compare. This is a total game changer in the camera industry. Digital cameras are computers. They need great image processors to make great photos.