« on: August 15, 2014, 08:56:16 PM »
I went through the same stages. Would have never purchased it for the original price. When it went on its big sale here, I got one. Was really impressed in the beginning. Later I realized that the AF is just too slow still. It's a very nice camera, but when I lose a good shot because the AF just doesn't hack an average situation, then I have to rethink my strategy. Once Canon announced they would basically discontinue the system, I gave up on it.
I did get a SL1 when it was on sale here on Amazon.com, and that one I fell in love with. Yes, it's still a little bigger than a M, but the AF works great, picture quality is better, I can assign the focus to the back button, it takes all my crop lenses without adapter, it's like a little 7D. I still use that one all the time.