I don\'t think it\'s new camera lust...I think it has more to do with current technology not being good enough.

I used my fully manual film camera for 20 years and it worked beautifully; I didn\'t need any of that Program or Aperture mode nonsense.

Three years ago I bought a C-700, because it was the first (affordable) camera I could replace my film camera with.

So why did I buy the E-300 a month ago? The C-700 just couldn\'t compete with today\'s cameras.

I intend to keep using the E-300 for at least five years...but who knows what is around the corner then; but for me it will be falling behind the technology, not just buying the latest for the sake of it that would make me want to buy another camera.