I too liked this article, and with the thoughful replies, decided to register to the site forum.
I read the initial rveiws of the X-Pro here, and got confused as many seemed to like it; but your reviews seemed that it was just a strange camera. I had that feeling when I had the original Sigma DP2; so I decided not to pursue Fuji further.
But a few months ago, I was able to try out the X-E1 for two weeks (with 18-55mm and 35mm /1.4); and I was surprised to find a very nice camera with good handling, and a great character (I installed the latest firmware). The RAW support was still flaky; CaptureOne 7 was still the only real choice. That has now been solved - I get great files with both LR4.4 and C1 v7.1.
The thing that really struck me, after returning the X-E1, is how much I miss the camera (I shoot 4/3 and µ-4/3 currently; had Canon earlier). So it will be my system of choice in the future.
I like telecentricity's comment on a camera's soul. Looking back at my photographs. My take on the subject, is that I to get the best results with characterful cameras, not soul-less machines. The favourites during the times are the Olympus XA, Fuji S-304 (!) and Panasonic GF1.
A few photos from my X-E1 adventure (processed with LR 4.4RC, so trhey could be better).