I've been shooting photos for a few decades now. I was introduced to photography on a cheap Leica knock-off rangefinder. Totally manual, of course, which meant I had to learn and understand the fundamentals: aperture, shutter speed, film speed, depth of field, grain. Every camera I bought after that made the work a wee bit easier. From rangefinder to single lens reflex, from film to digital, from manual focus to auto-focus, from prime lenses to zoom lenses. I never lost my interest in photography, but it became almost routinized. Then I got a Fujifilm X10. I wanted it because it was small, sturdy, and would easily fit in a bike bag. I hadn't anticipated how much I'd enjoy the camera. Once I discovered I could turn everything off, I started shooting like I was a kid again. It forced me to remember the fundamentals again, and that required me to be more in the moment, and that brought back the joy. After a week or so, I'd adapted to working without any information in the viewfinder, but even so I spent the first month or so making the most wonderful boneheaded mistakes. Each of those mistakes reminded me of a lesson I'd learned years ago -- lessons I'd taken for granted for so many years. The camera I got for the bike bag has become the camera I take everywhere. It's made me a better photographer. It made me feel like a kid, and it brought the joy back.