I seldom shoot wide open mostly between f4 and f8. I guess I'm not that picky. If a lens basically works I'm satisfied. I don't find the problems folks speak of with the 18mm. Like a number of folks mentioned I too hope for a E3 WR. The 23mm 1.4 on my X-E2 attracted attention while the 18mm, 27mm, and 35mm f2 do not. Plus the size and weight on the E2 is not very well balanced for my hands.
I sold my 23mm 1.4 and ordered the 23mm f/2 at the end of August not long after the announcement. Now I'm awaiting delivery from B&H. I noticed today that my status changed from 'back ordered' to 'pending'. Is this a sign? What is Fuji's ship date on this lens anyway? I also noticed that B&H may be closed for half the month, sheesh!
UPDATE: my lens arrived today. Took a few test shots. Looks to be a good'un. One thing I instantly notice was how fast it focused. Plus my copy is silent. Usually I hear something.