Thanks everyone. I've bonded with this camera and while I'm still learning it I just love using it.
So, what I liked about the M8 was the form factor, size, simple direct controls, aperture on the lens. What I didn't like was no close focus, my ability to nail focus at moderate (like one or two meters) distances.
Why the Fuji "'speaks" to me. I feel like I have the best of all worlds:
Optical viewfinder experience
EVF for tricky situations, macro, longer lens and finally
LCD live view shooting for odd angles where looking through the viewfinder is impossible or not practical.