Hi, I have grown tired of using a point and shoot and, after its zoom dial broke, my iPhone. I was holding for a range-finder camera (I like the styling) that is pocketable (not jeans, but coat), with a viewfinder, a small flash, interchangeable lenses and most importantly full control dials. I tried an E-PL5 (despite the lack of viewfinder and flash, it had the right form factor) but really did not like setting aperture and shutter speed through cursor keys. Then, out of impatience I guess I ordered an OM-D based on its rave reviews two weeks ago right in time for a ski trip. I picked it for the viewfinder and controls. It is nice and nearly pocketable in a coat pocket (especially with a small lens---I also got the 15mm f/8). It is incredibly fast and the image stabilization is amazing given how clean low lights shots have came up. (I only have the 12-50 mm kit lens besides the body cap lens). I also love the colors out of camera. I am not a huge fan of the squishy small buttons, though they work (with the exception of Fn2 which I haven't been able to reliably depress blind). I absolutely love having a viewfinder, and the articulated touch screen is a nice. I really appreciate weatherproofing as I live in "sunny" Seattle. And then I found out about the X-E1! I wish the camera store I went to mentioned it. It looks fabulous, I love that it has a viewfinder and a flash and all manual dials and that the dials are marked and not "anonymous" like on the OM-D. I think I would love the tactile experience and a lens-based aperture ring. I am worried however about the AF speed (I can't figure from the reviews how "bad" it is but someone who shoots portraits and claim AF speed is not her #1 priority returned the X-E1 for being too slow at the end of 2012---I assume with the latest firmware). I am also a bit worried about the low light performance, and that "Fuji colors" might be too muted in street/landscape (I am looking for more sample pictures online). In the past low light/indoor pictures have always been something bad with my P&S etc. I also like the fact the X-E1 might provide a shallower depth of field than the OM-D as that is something I crave (though that is probably better achieved through lenses on both systems). The look and (presumed) feel of the X-E1 though makes me feel like that is exactly what I was waiting for. Is it as pocketable as the OM-D? It will be heavier with the Fujinon lenses, right? And pricer. I plan to go find a camera store and handle an X-E1 in Portland this weekend. If I have to, I could order one too and return either the OM-D or the X-E1. To compound my conundrum, I ordered a refurbished E-PL2 for my teenage son. At $200 (the price of a point and shoot!) with the 14-42 kit lens it seemed like a no brainer, and the idea was that we would share lenses. This being said we are starting just now and have zero investment in lenses. He is 14, so he may also be happy with the kit zoom for a while (and maybe the 15mm for summer pocketing), so while sharing lenses would be a plus I am not sure how much to weigh this in my decision. What would you do? I am sure there are people here who have owned (or own) both systems. Given my situation what would you recommend? I know both cameras are awesome and I will be happy in the end a I learn to master one versus the other one. Sorry about the long first post and questions, and thanks for sharing your opinion and experience!