If they looked more like serious instruments, and less like botique items (i.e. the 'T'), then I think there would be fewer objections. There was a time, late in 2009, when Leica introduced 3 class-leading cameras at the same time. The M9, the S, and the X1. When I took the X1 out of its box, I thought it looked amazing. Glory days. I'm hoping for a repeat.Rasha wants to also be there for the Leica tour. She just told me "too bad that Leica products are so costly".