I should know better than to spend time reading internet chat forums, but when I was looking for a new camera, I did a fair amount of research before buying the Fuji X10, and occasionally I go back to popular digital camera sites to see what people are saying. In the few months since I got it, I have taken about 3500 photos, and overall I have been extremely happy with it; there are a couple of quirks that have momentarily frustrated me, but people have commented on the visible improvement in the shots I take. If I were to believe what I read online, however, the camera is a disaster because it has a flaw in the sensor under certain light conditions - which so far has not impacted any picture I have tried to take - and the company should be hounded out of business for failing to deal with the inadequacy in a fitting manner. Definitely no right-minded person would fork out the $600 to buy such a defective machine. Oh well. Sometimes it seems like this is a particular kind of hell realm, resounding with the constantly re-iterated din of certainty. Perhaps one day I will curse this camera, but for now, I am enjoying it, flaws and all.