Lucky me. Yesterday I finally received my new M9. I got one of the defective M9 cameras that suffers from the "column defect" in the sensor. It dumbfounds me how Kodak could ship this to Leica and how Leica could allow this to ship. My dealer is working hard to get me a replacement ASAP. Here are crops of what the defect looks like (in every frame).
I was also one of the lucky ones who bought an early M8 and had to have it replaced because of a defective sensor.
I am the horse.