i've been going through old photos preparing for archiving and have noticed that MANY of my favorites are pictures I took under less than optimal conditions. Often the original was grainy and/or out of focus. If I love the composition, I try to turn it into a "painting" using Elements or some such program, with sometimes rather wonderful results. That is the main reason I am so turned off by "pixel peepers". I just don't understand the quest for the "perfect" camera. In my case, it is obvious that the actual tool isn't important. What IS important is capturing that magical moment and turning it into something worth looking at time and again for years. Just had to get that off my chest.!