I was handling the EP-1 and the GF-1 this weekend and it has somewhat cured me of wanting either of them. However I did really like the 17mm and thought it felt faster to focus and nicer to focus on either camera (GF or EP, my G1 was back in the car). My wife did not like the GF for its lack of grip and prefers her A540 and my G1 (in that order). She thought the EP was too heavy so there goes that idea.
This means I can focus on just getting another lens for my G1 instead of another camera to have the camera thrown in with the cost of the lens ...
The 17 feels a much more compact (almost toy like) affair than the Panasonic (which also negatively impressed me with what looked like a clumsy and flimsy mechanism for handling focus ... not that the Oly was much better.
just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on why they like one over the other?
I'm leaning towards the 17mm myself