Hey Scott - I agree: we agree! Like you, I use the automatic camera for speed & ease of use. It resides in the living room for easy access, usually loaded with color negative film and permanently in P/matrix mode.
The other one, I too use as you describe it. I think my misunderstanding was that I thought you used your F60 in the "manual" modes as well... sorry
Still, I think it would be interesting to know what combinations of program, metering and focusing people use. I think they are intimately connected... can't imagine anyone using P/spot/MF, but I may be mistaken
thanks for your response and patience Scott. Thomas - a Dane in Spain