To those of you who don't know me, I wanted to introduce myself. It's Ashwin, a proud new owner of the Pentax K5!
I arrived at Pentax, due to what I perceived to be the benefits of robust build, high sensor quality, and diminuitive size (compared to other SLR's). In fact, I just traded in my entire Canon set up (Bye bye, huge 1D III and monster L lenses) in order to make the move to Pentax, initially with some hesitation but eventually with conviction enough to do the deed. Well, it's done, and the K5 is in my possession.
I generally inhabit the Leica forums, given that I own the M9, but I am excited by the size, build, IQ, and lenses available to your Pentax shooters. With the money raised from the 1D III sale and L lens sale, I was able to get the K5 with extra battery, and the 21 DA, 31 FA, 40 DA, 77 FA, and 200 DA primes (can you tell, I am a prime guy?...must be my Leica roots..LOL)....
Excited to share images here with you soon, as I rack up something worth posting!