I'm definitely not compact. But many do consider me to be dense.….hey what are ya saying'? I'm still 'compact'….well vertically and mentally. Anyway I'd like to think of myself less as a noun and more an adjective:
"kəmˈpakt/ 1. closely and neatly packed together; 2. dense"
As time passes, I find myself less interested in full-on DSLRs and their big lenses. This is a personal thing that's been evolving for a number of years and it's why I was drawn to this site and mu-43.com. But it's the community that keeps me around.
I can still carry the big gear just fine - but see no reason to. I've been holding onto my Pentax APS-C gear for a number of reasons. But I may be getting close to the point of letting it go. I don't use it much any longer.