Paracetamol, Rob, paracetamol.
Don't dare to take it, Keith; it clashes! (I assume you're not suggesting it for the monkey?)
Fake coffee works a bit, but only as long as I don't remember that it's fake.
I think folks might be looking at this thing the wrong way around. Think horses for courses.
If you want a camera that allows all the multiple functions of an slr, then buy an slr. If this camera is, indeed, modelled on the M concept of photography, why should it provide bracketing, which implies a tripod at the very least? Cameras of this ilk are supposedly street-wise instruments, light and convenient machines that can provide the discretion and speed that slr bodies simply can't. You want to make a statement, carry a huge slr; you want to be cool and quick and, preferrably, not noticed, carry a "rangefinder", which I am perfectly happy to consider this particular camera to be, regardless of semantic punctiliousness expressed within these pages. I am totally prepared to accept that there are basic camera types: rangefinder, slr, tlr, field, monorail and even process. Is it hard to guess where this one fits, does one even have to guess?
As for needing more than a third/quarter stop control... never in my life, and that included heaps of Kodachrome and Velvia. But then, I was always interested in the image I was making; the technical birth pangs were of no consequence at all. As someone mentioned, the moment you go into PS or whatever, all bets are off; you might as well have stayed within a third of a stop and enjoyed your shoot. Unless, of course, it is the splitting of hairs that makes your day.
I would love to have my D700 sensor inside a light, small and convenient body that doesn't cripple me after half-an-hour of walking. Yes, I am old and decrepit, but some day, with luck, you will all be, so don't knock the requirements.
There never has been and probably never will be the perfect, universal tool; for me, the closest it got was the Nikon F. But I was young.