The large aperture isn't just to keep ISO down, but to have some chance of isolating the subject now and then, when I'm to lazy to cough up a prime, or when there's simply no time available.
Still, I have kept the door open for the K5, so I went to a camera shop today that sells that sells Pentax as well as Olympus. The E-5 is on its way, but not out in the shops yet. The K5... fasten your seat-belts... hasn't even been ordered by the distributor! Actually, if you go into www.pentax-thai.com, you will see that they list the following models as current: K10D, K7, K-X, K200D, I10 (don't ask me) and *istdl (chrome version). All camera shops that sells Pentax also has the K20D in stock. This would be fun if they were selling them for cheap, but most of those cameras are sold for prices that are almost at the same level as they were when they were launched. Thailand in a nutshell
Sad, isn't it? Should I move to Malaysia?
Edit: Just received a mail from my biggest client. They want larger files. Sounds like I need one of those Walkmen...