I've been seeing a few promising-looking compact cameras discussed here lately, but immediately reject them once I see that they have a single fixed focal length lens. I mostly work with a DSLR with a lens that's the equivalent of a 27-300 mm range, and occasionally with a 3x zoom ultra compact. I actually use the full range, one end to the other, often. I really can't envision working with any less of a range than about 35-100 mm.
Yet there are many people here for whom it doesn't seem to be a significant limitation. I'd be interested in getting your comments about what it's like to work with a fixed focal length, how you deal with it, and how it compares to working with a large zoom range.