This isn't a troll, more like a howl of frustration. Personal, admittedly, but I loved the E-1. There is nothing more incongruous than looking at the hulking E-3 body and seeing a tiny sensor.
What I'm talking about is at at the end of this fairly detailed grilling of an Olympus exec.
They designed the E-5 to appeal to the needs (they believe) of pros.
HUGE mistake. The higher-end E-series camera were NEVER going to
appeal to pros in any number because of the 4/3rds sensor limitations. However HAD they re-approached the E-3 product with a mind to producing a closer kin of the E-1, they would have snared a huge part of the enthusiast
crowd, the ONLY crowd they should have logically gone after. There isn't one Olympus buyer I've spoken to (DSLR owner) who didn't want the E-1 type body back. The E3/E-5 were big mistakes and ultimately ones that will kill what is left of the Olympus DSLR following. Very few will fork over $1700 for the E-5, no matter what its weather sealing is like.
An E-1 resurrection will never match the APS or FF sensor cameras for
sheer image quality, but an E-1esque body (arguably one of the best
DSLR bodies ever) with the best modern 4/3rds sensor would have been