Fuji has a big problem – which lies at the point of intersection of its 2 greatest strengths and, I am fairly certain, the reasons we are all here: 1. Fuji currently makes the best camera bodies (from a purist perspective) – which allow full engagement of all faculties of the creative photographer. Additionally, there is a fine Atelier approach to the construction which assures not only pleasure to the hand and the eye but also that they should give many years of faithful service. 2. Fuji are at the forefront of sensor design and execution and their pace of development, if anything, seems to be accelerating. Therein lies the rub: in the era of film, Leica, Canon, Olympus, Nikon and many others made camera bodies that could last nearly as long as the lenses attached to them. Today it is one thing to toss out (or stop using) a Lumix point-and-shoot that is 1 or 2 generations old, but quite another to contemplate that the beautiful body and very capable lens on your fairly new X100 are all suddenly behind the times. Interchangeable lenses remain an investment (at least those that you can actually control); however, camera bodies have been rendered a disposable consumer item (my daughter’s 1Ds II is no exception). I think the only way out of this spiral of inevitable obsolescence would be the development of a system of replaceable sensors. Otherwise, Fuji is ultimately doing us all a disservice by doing what it does best.