i have an E-PL1 and ordered an E-M5. I sold my Nikon D200 and lenses to get the E-PL1 with the kit lense and a 14-150 zoom + viewfinder + flash. I can carry my equipment with me all the time in a small bag. Nothing compares to having a camera with you when the photo opportunity happens. Moving to micro 4/3 has been great. The E-M5 will add better sensitivity, autofocus and resolution, but i'll still keep the E-PL1 around .. the kids actually love it.