Norman L. Allen: To those that are already using the X-Pro1 or X100, can you tell me the type of shooting you typically do with them? I'm a Canon shooter (1D and 5D), and I own a Panasonic GX1, but I fell so in love with the size and capability of the GX1 that I am seriously considering the X-E1 as my camera of choice, going forward (and getting rid of the GX1, at a minimum). Thoughts from the Fuji camp?
Trading in your GX1 for either of the Fuji cameras will certainly be a step up in image quality. I regularly use X100 and X-Pro1 and they are "special" (as in quirky). I've cursed quite a bit while using the X-Pro1, mostly because of its autofocus. The thumb grip on it isn't big enough for my hands, so every now and then I miss shots because of having inadvertently pushed buttons on its back. Both are slower in operation than any mFT camera I've tried. They are also bigger and clumsier.
So, after having run around town, snagging pictures of people (or quite often what's behind the people I aim the camera at) I'm ready to utter one last curse and return the cameras to the store, but then I see the pictures where they actually managed to nail focus, and holy crap, all is forgiven. That's when I fall in love all over again. It's like a marriage - you'll curse, cry, scream, love and hate, but in the end it's all worth it.
My advice? Get yourself a Fuji :)