gmzra, sorry, I simply don't belive you, those images could not have been captured intentionally with a G camera.
I've also had people tell me a image could not have come from my point and shoot, and they called me a liar. It certainly lowered my opinion of them.
The point I was trying to make is that, given an understanding of the limitations of the tools you are using you can achieve good results.
Macfly: with the horses, I achieved exactly what I wanted - the barrel races are totally predictable, because the course goes around the barrel. After the first couple of riders, you can work out exactly when to release the shutter - give or take a bit, depending on your own reactions and the skill of the rider. The bulls are a bit more tricky, because the action is much less predictable. You do however still get an idea of when the rider is going to fall - the scary moments usually happen just around when he hits the ground. Admittedly, my keeper rate was not as good as that of my wife, who was shooting with a 5DmkII - still not the ideal camera, but better.
There is no way you could guarantee a success rate necessary for professional action photography with a G series. That doesn't make the camera a piece of junk. Much the same way, I prefer to cut wooden sleepers with a circular saw, because I can rip cut a 2.4m long treated pine sleeper in seconds. I don't have any idea how long the same job would take with a hand saw, and whether I could even cut a straight line that way. That doesn't mean that my hand saw is a piece of junk.
Don't knock the tool if you are using it outside of its intended range of uses... If you manage to stretch the tool to its limits and get good results, enjoy the satisfaction!
The other point I wanted to make is to make the most of the tools you have, rather than complaining. Which is why it is fun to leave the DSLRs in the cupboard sometimes and take out the G11.
Oh, and look at Neil van Niekerk's blog post about shooting a wedding with a Fuji X100!:
Great results - yes. Fun - absolutely yes. Would he risk doing that for a paying client - never!