Or am I one of the crazy few? When I got my Digital SLR I started shooting in "P". But over time once I learned a bit I started using Shutter priority and Aparture priority. For the last few months it seems like my camera is stuck on "M". I actualy find it less cumbersome than changing exposure compensation in "A". Leaves me with consistent shots for anything panoramic. It makes me pay atention to overexposure/underexposure. HDR bracketing is just a few spins of the click wheel and shutter. I still use "A" for anything quick but I think manual is the way to go. Than again all my cars have always been 5 speeds so maybe it's just me.