Good things are worth waiting for....
First, let me thank Peter Dechert for his most excellent book on the Canon Rangefinder, it is the authoritative book on the subject and it is clear evidence of his comprehensive and dilligent research over many years. I bought the book about 15 years ago and read it with great interest but sadly the cameras were and are rare beasts in the UK and the few times I did see one, usually at the Photographica collectors fair in London, the price was high and there always seemed to be something a little more attainable that beckoned.
Finally in July this year I bought a Canon 7 and a couple of lenses and since then I have also bought a Canon P and I am having a lot of fun. I finally jumped in and the water is fine! Of course, Peter's book has been an invaluable and much re-read source of information and guidance in the last few weeks.
Good things are always worth waiting for but 15 years of anticipation is maybe a little too long!