Classic VS Disposable
I'm a little perturbed here by the enthusiasm for what is, to all intensive purposes (and in my opinion) one of the most outrageously cynical wastes of money ever produced by any camera company. If you spend 5 grand on a camera, it either better be right at the top of the heap in every sense of the digital meaning, or something durable, long lasting, and handbuilt. The Leica M8, when it arrives, will undoubtedly produce fine images, especially with the available lenses. However, it is, essentially, a 10mp digital compact that will be totally obsolete in less than a year. That's not much for your 5 grand, and to me it makes a mockery of what has gone before.
Give me an MP and a decent slide scanner any day!