I finally broke down and ordered the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1. It should be here tomorrow. The camera kit comes with a 15-45mm lens and I also ordered the 45-200mm lens. It's not categorised as a true DSLR as it doesn't have a mirror, but it's more than a point & shoot (larger sensor enabling it to rival photos from a DSLR). A trip to the local camera store and a review of some sample pictures made up my mind. I just can't handle the size and weight of a DSLR, but the G1 felt perfect -- only slightly larger than my Panasonic Lumix DSC-FZ8. I can't wait to give it a try. Hopefully the weather will cooperate later this week.