Thanks ever so much for sharing your thoughts regarding the new M. I appreciated it when you expressed your concerns regarding color when you shot with your friends "M" a while back and now once again after use with your own personal "M" camera at present. At the time of your earlier posting on the other forum, I too had the chance to work with many full rez "M" RAW files, kindly supplied and had similar impressions and concerns of the quality of its RAW output. I believe when someone is willing to share their honest assessment, whether it be good, bad or indifferent, it's an important contribution that should be respected and judged on it's own merit and discussed in a respectful way. This can only benefit and enhance our understanding of the positives and negatives of newly released equipment. I too hope that through updated Lightroom Profiles and/or firmware camera updates, that the new "M" and it's output continues to improve.
With that said, I apologize for my incorrect explanation of the attributes of your excellent image above (#5). Here is my correct explanation of the elements within that image:
"On the RIGHT side of the bus's side, there is a picture of youthful boy and girl who look like a young couple (together) and then next to them a young girl looking straight ahead. Next to that young girl, standing on the street is actual guy with headphones and looks like he is with that young girl pictured on the bus, as though they too were a couple. Very effective and nicely captured. I almost wish the older woman walking in the opposite direction next to the bus, wasn't part of this image."