Yes, very happy too about those news.
I mean, the Luminous Landscape has been giving me so much since I joined it that I can only wish the team the best luck on whatever they are doing, it's going to be for our benefit also.
Also, it's good to see MR taking a growing path in the middle of the sort of ww morosity where everybody seems to freeze initiatives. That's the good way.
I was also very pleased to see the Alpa animated gif. This is so refreshing to see that advertising is also for these kind of brands.
I'm not sure we measure the real impact of that: it means that we might see other things than plastic CaNikons in the future, we will all benefit from what this little add is showing and hope more specialized brands will make that step.
edit: for example, clicking in the add I saw the I.phone Alpa viewfinder that I ignored and very interested in (despite a Mark's article mentionned it in this website)
I think it will also be very good if more brands are joining the forum as MR mentionned, like we already have with Hasselblad and Phase. That should be very usefull. Of course, they are vendors and they want to sell, fair enough. But we are not kids and we are big enough to use our common sense and free-will but the good thing is that any info, tech questions are answered by the representatives, specially when new products are released.