Shooting with this Leica M8.2 is frustrating and wonderful at the same time. Dealing with the Leica's little qurks, but also enjoying the fine design features, is what the experience is all about. It's an addiction to see what I can get for pictures out of this camera. It's fascinating and I love it. This camera is like a work of art and when I hold it, something happens inside me. I become more centered. I delve into the process of making a piece of art with this instrument, as opposed to shooting at rapid speeds with my D-SLR. It's a different approach or style of shooting that seems to wake up my creative side. I know it sounds odd, but it reminds me of playing my guitar. It's like playing a fine instrument. (I may be a beginner and fumbling around, but it's like learning how to play guitar. I'm in a zone.) I'm sure I'll get blasted, but the Leica M8.2 is like playing a violin as opposed to playing a banjo with the Nikon D80. LOL! (And I love Nikon! It's just that it's a totally different experience.)
One thing I've noticed, the Leica sucks at low light compared to Nikon. Can't go past ISO 640 without the files turning to mush and noise.
By the way, I registered my Leica on the Leica US site, and am supposed to receive 2 free IR filters. Yippeee! I also listed my lens on this site. It's a great way of keeping file information on all of your equipment in one place.