I've gone to the trouble of shovelling out the original:
it's been said a lot since of course.It is a good thing to follow the first law of holes; if you are in one, stop digging.
[1988 D. Healey Observer in J. Care (ed.) Sayings of the Eighties]
Still, if you don't like rangefinders then you're never going to love an M8, and having also had (and fallen in love with) an R-D1 I wouldn't go back to using it in a thousand years.
I can accept that you don't like the idea in principle . .
As for the G9 - you can throw it around as much as you like. Emma threw hers in a lake in Cornwall, it only took a second or two to get it out, by which time the whole camera was full of water . . . a week in the airing cupboard sorted it out, and it was just as despicable as ever
All the best