I've gone through 3 new camera systems in the last couple of months, plus my "old" Sony A55 system that I sold. First I tried the NEX 7, but hated it from the first moment and sold it within a week. Then I went to the X-Pro1. I love it in many ways, and even posted an "essay" that it was the best–not too big, not too small. And in many ways I still think so. It feels great in hand. But the s-l-o-w AF lost too many shots for me. And the RAW issues are dismaying. I'm wondering if anyone will ever come out with a good RAW processor for their otherwise superior sensor. I love, love, love the 35mm lens. So then I bought a new OM-D locally. Thought I'd died and gone to heaven; the fast AF had me giggling. But it may be too small for me. And I really don't want the 12-50 that came with the body. I took it back. I could go back to it, though. And at the same time I sold all my Fuji kit. Made some on the NEX, lost some on the Fuji, broke even on the OM-D.
What's in heaven's name, you may ask, am I doing? OK, I felt I needed to just go cold turkey. Get all the gear out. Then take some time to breathe deeply and decide what it is that I want to do with my photography. Sometimes it feels like I like to own the gear more than use it, which is not healthy. Also, I think the timing is perfect with Photokina just around the corner. mFT is, I think, becoming a great standard with an explosion of new gear, and I want to see what new options will be revealed at Photokina. And maybe Fuji can win me back with a better camera. 6 weeks for me to detox. Then start again, with a better plan.
Right now, if I were to choose from real instead of rumored gear, I would get the OM-D, Milich grip, 12-35/2.8 for most of my shooting, the 45/1.8 so that I can shoot shallow DOF when the mood strikes, and the 100-300 to shoot the wildlife in the back yard. You have no idea how many lenses I've bought but really never used through the years. I want to stop that merry-go-round. And maybe blow through a little less dough. Why is that 12-35 so darn expensive, anyway?
One thing is certain. I will never be going back to FF or APS DSLR's. I always griped about the size and weight of the gear, and thought I was just a wimp because nobody else seemed to feel as I did. I feel vindicated now.
I'm posting this on the FT forum because that's the system that is calling to me the loudest now. But who knows...
BTW, did I say that some think I have a bit of OCD?