Tungsten Nordstein: I like compacts. I like dSLRs. It always seems to me that Mirrorless are the worst of both worlds. They're not small enough to be compact and they're not as fast or easy to use as dSLRs. Their benefits over a dSLR are minor. I hope they never take over.
What do you mean? Most mirrorless cameras are smaller and lighter than their DSLR equivalents. That in itself is a win. It doesn't have to be ultra compact for it to become a worthwhile format. In terms of speed, they're often just as fast to focus and operate as DSLRs. Some of the older cameras were slow but manufacturers have made great strides in focus speeds. And they're still cameras, so they'll be as hard to use as DSLRs are. Why would you think removing a mirror would make it easier to use?