I played it for awhile and can't say I want it. The piano finish is interesting but not nice enough, the entire assembly gives a little "cheap" feeling, although it should be OK, but it needs to be better when introduce at this time that many compact cameras are well built. AF is in fact quite good, I like it, and the shutter is a real mechanical feel, besides the image quality, it is perhaps the best feature.
The lens built quality is not good, very light and feels plastic, regardless what material it is use, it feels quite cheap. I play around the 17mm, it is slightly better than the kit zoom lens, but not good enough. On the hand, I would say by DP-2 is a bit nicer in built quality. And certainly G1 is in my point of view, a lot better.
However, image quality comes first and I did not tried enough to conclude. I think it is a nice camera, wish it to build with better quality, size is not really compact. But compact camera today has different definition as in the past, the EP-1 tried to carry the tradition from the original PEN, and in similar size, to me is considered large. Before more interesting lens (perhaps something like the Hologon for Contax), I would say it is and should be a nice camera, but not for me yet.