was a bit disappointed. First of all, it's the same with most new cameras. You adjust the aperture from the body and not from the lens. Nikon may think it makes things easy, but it actually takes the sense of control from the users. From a user-machine interface stand point, everything should be as obvious and instinctive as possible. Secondly, the color/brightness/saturation isn't nearly as vibrant as my traditional. Granted that I didn't play too much with the settings, but I never had to mess with any setting on my traditional either. Thirdly, I was surprised to find that the "bracketing" function is merely a "photoshop" effect. The camera didn't take 3 pics, but just one and then adjust it accordingly. Why would I need the camera to do it if I can do it myself?! The camera isn't as rugged as I want. I am pretty abusive towards my gears. Just 2 years and my lens paint at the logo area has worn. I change lenses a lot when taking photos, and my friend told me to be careful about dirt getting onto the CCD..... come on, I don't have the time to be careful when every moment lasts for only a ........ moment. So I am holding back on the decision. I'm happy with my traditional except for the film and developing cost. I don't know how much the LCD preview function is going to change my habits, but I am doing fine without it as well.