I hope Leica finally realizes to post some high-end-images to demonstrate the capabilities of this system. What I saw at Photokina (handheld) had nothing to do with 20+Mp-DSLRs and their lenses...
One would think that Leica would hire a Human Behavior Expert, in order to understand that, yes, you come out with a very detailed document, or set of downloadable files, that clearly show the difference in their new camera, versus that of Phase or even Canon, *before*
they announce pricing on the new camera.
The Human needs more proof than a red dot logo in order to write a check for $50-60,000 US.
Yet now, the whole experience is colored by that nagging little detail called Real World Pricing, and for a product that is Version 1.0, and still unproven in the field, and without Live View.
I'm sure on some level, it's a great camera, but they simply missed the boat. Maybe if they throw in a set of $400 Leather Driving Gloves with every body, they'll sell enough to the Target Audience to limp along and not go belly-up.
I'd say, with this announcement, the value of my P45+ is now more secure than ever.
Still, best of luck to The Church of Leica, and their worshipers.