Since point and shoots like the G11 don't have interchangeable lenses, there is really no reason to lament. I would never consider a Canon or other brand of SLR or DSLR since I've owned Nikons for over 40 years, but when it comes to point and shoots, why wait for someone else to reinvent the wheel. The Canon G11 is as good as it gets. I am hard pressed to tell the difference between some 13 x 19s that I've printed from images taken with the G11 and those taken with my D700 with the 24-70. Of course, that's with good light at ISO 200.
I tend not to care about Nikon much in the realm of P-S cameras, I must admit: my LX3 is all I can ask, and more! Actually, I tend to use it more than the D300 these days... because it fits into my pockets.
Olivier Rychner __________________________________________ Jetez un oeil à ma galerie if you feel like it! And it's a bit void as of now, but I also have a Nikonians blog
Auta i lomë! And my Nikon's only awaiting daylight...
For me I am waiting for Nikon because I am a NX2 user and do not use PSE6 much. So a Nikon PS like the G11 would make my PP and organization easier since they would work well with my current RAW work flow.
Look I am also an NX2 user who happens to be using a GF1. I open my files in the software that came with the GF1, save as tiff and work on them in NX2. So far, this has worked well. My problem is that I also have CS4 and my O.S. is XP professional and I can't open my files in CS4 from the raw files out of the GF1. I can see them I just can't open them in CS4. Funny thing is that in CS4 the b&w are b&w, but the tiff in NX2 are in color and if I want them as b&w I have to convert in NX2 to b&w. CS4 tells me that the problem is with Windows, but when I go to Windows, they tell me that I have the latest upgrade.
So, I can work with either CS4 or NX2 with the tiff files, but I can't open the Panasonic raw files in either of the two programs. I have my web page set up so that the galleries of photographs made with the GF1 have the tag m 4/3 after the name of the gallery.