This camera is too pricey for me, and I'm already committed to Canon lenses, but I don't understand the hate it's getting.
A monochrome camera is extremely useful for many different types of photography, especially if it lacks an IR/UV block filter (or if this is removable - which they usually are if you're willing to void the warranty). Astrophotography and certain types of microscopy use monochrome cameras because their sensitivity, sharpness, and ability to capture a wide range of wavelengths (selectable by the use of filters) makes them good instruments for scientific work.
This body would also be very nice for landscape photography, even color landscape photography where an RGB filter wheel could be used.
Finally, monochrome photography is a viable art, and any tool which gives superior results is to be encouraged.
I think there's a market for this. I hope Leica sets a precedent here and encourages competitors to follow suit.
Adobe has its work cut out for them if they are going to convince me to update yet again. The "problem" is that CS5 is actually overkill for my needs. So many features... so little reason to use them. I only upgrade from CS3 to get 64 bit.
It's interesting that the features which cause the most "wow" (context-sensitive fill, etc) are the ones I have never touched, while on the other hand I'd really like to see improvements made to re-size (make it gamma aware and add advanced upsizing technologies), curves (make the dialog larger for better ease of use), and basically just further improvements to existing, commonly used tools.
Improve the pattern recognition for aligning layers prior to focus stacking, and I'll upgrade.
Or a "test" - it's the internal skeleton, so if that's what this is, it has to be dead. What that thing is in the middle, I have no idea!
Here's an image search to compare: http://images.google.ca/images?q=sea%20urchin%20test&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi