Here's my question: what is it about the M8/8.2/9 that is so special compared to other camera bodies with comparable sensor sizes?
Why I'm asking: from what I've read in so many forums, it's the Leica lenses that are unique and makes Leica stand out from the rest.
My conclusion: Leica bodies do not add as much, if that much, to the quality of Leica shots.
So by extension: wouldn't the way to go be to buy Leica lenses but use them on other non-M equal-quality camera bodies?
Such as: m4/3 bodies with Leica lenses.
This would mean: one can buy more Leica lenses, or one can actually afford to buy a Leica lens.
On the downside: more demand for Leica lenses, driving up their prices, making them unaffordable once again ;-(
FWIW, I've had an M8, Leica lenses, and a m4/3 body with Leica lenses.