Janis......I have the EPL-2 and known what you mean.....but the interesting thing is that the rendering of the Fuji lens is decidedly different than the Panny 20/1.7 or 14/2.5. Those are great lenses, but it just different with the X100.....it has amazing depth of field and corner to corner sharpness. It seems to capture EVERYTHING.That is exactly how I felt about the EPL-1, and I see what you mean in the sample images in this thread. I think it's at least partly about color saturation and warmth.
No, I'd say the menus are the weak point of the X100 - that and the lack of an extra FN button or two. The Panasonic menus tend, IMHO, to be excellent, and the Olympus menus are good enough. The Fuji takes a little bit of time to make sense of, but then its well worth it. A very different shooting experience, a LOT of fun, and incredible image quality. But the menus will require your attention for a while...Is the menu on the Fuji the same as the Oly/Panasonic