(Looks like he got the Sigma 60mm, not the Olympus Macro 60mm. Price seems right.)
We have two complete compact systems in the house -- a Micro 4/3, and a Fuji X system. I got started with m4/3 three years ago when I wanted something I could carry that would give me good image quality but be light and compact. (I also have an extensive Canon DSLR system for work.) The Panasonic GF1 was a revelation, with it's excellent 20mm f/1.7 lens, it gave me very good images up to ISO 800, but was about the same size as my old point and shoot. That lead to my wife getting a G1 with the two consumer zooms, then to more cameras and many more lenses. The Panasonic G5 is now her primary camera, which she uses with the Panny 12-35/2.8 zoom most of the time. She loves it.
I handled a Fuji X Pro 1 for the first time this summer -- spent about a week shooting with it, then went home and ordered a pair of XE1 bodies and four lenses. The XE1 is a wonderful, annoying, frustrating, amazing little camera that makes me very happy when I go out and shoot with it. It has its quirks -- so many that it took me several months to become comfortable shooting with it (which is several months longer than I would usually take.) It's a camera built for slow, contemplative, careful photography -- not really a sports camera, more like a compact rangefinder from the mid 20th century -- something one would take traveling or carry over one's shoulder as an everyday carry camera. Once I got used to its, um, unique autofocus system, I've found it very handy for candid photography -- receptions, parties, that sort of thing. There's something very nice about using a discreet, small, quiet camera -- people don't notice that I'm shooting pictures, unlike when I point a giant camera with a huge white zoom lens at them.
So, what to recommend. If this is to be your only camera, then I'd recommend something like a Panasonic GX7 or an Olympus OM-D EM-5. The GX7 is on sale at Amazon with the excellent 20mm f/1.7 lens for around $1250. In my mind it's worth spending the extra money on the prime over the cheap kit zoom, and then spend another $400 on the amazing Olympus 45mm f/1.8. This two-lens combo would shoot about 80% of what I need (I'd carry a wide angle, too -- I have the Panny 14/2.5, which is decent, but the Panny 7-14/4 zoom would be more versatile.) Eventually add the Olympus 75/1.8 for a excellent 4-lens kit. The only real downside is that the micro 4/3 system really might not make it in the long run -- both companies are having some financial issues (Oly more than Panny, I think.) But that doesn't take away from the quality of the equipment. M4/3 has a terrific selection of lenses, both zooms and primes, and they are much smaller than the Fuji or Sony lenses (and there are many fewer of those.)
If you like the idea of the Fuji X system, make sure you can try it before buying. The files are amazing. The cameras feel good in my hands. The lenses are top-notch. Overall I'm very happy with making the switch from m4/3 for my personal photography, but many photographers are put off by the slow autofocus system (which may be alleviated somewhat with the newly announced XE2. We'll see.)
This post probably confuses things more than clarifies. Sorry. The reality is that all of these little cameras are capable of making excellent photos. Find one you like the feel of, and get out and shoot.