Well with respect, it does not preclude a new M in any way.Leica has lost their mind. There is nothing classic about this camera. They would do better bringing out a new M with rangefinder and an upgraded external viewfinder.
24MPixel CMOS sensor, no rangefinder, $7500 for the body and $5000 for an autofocus zoom lens that's an F2.8~F4.
As the CCD issue for the M9 and M Monochrom has been resolved, I'm not worried about a Leica being in my Future. But this Leica version of a Sony A7 is not it.