Just some info. for you. If you go to the Olympus site and go to the FAQ questions about the camera it will give tons of information. i printed this info. out which is much more explanatory to me than the manual!
Just my two cents...it helped me out on some of the specifics. I still have to set up the separate banks (there are 4 of them)but all in all I am enjoying the camera.
Also, I like classic looking stuff so i went to Katz camera in Hong Kong and ordered a half case/strap combination which should help protect it some. Gariz makes some cool looking cases too but the Katz people were very nice, responded to my emails promptly and the price is ok.