Thanks for the feedback! Also, I should mention that less than 20% of the photos she'll be taking are going to be action type shots, plus her current camera is a 6 year-old point and shoot Fuji S5200 5.1 mp camera, so anything I buy her will be a significant upgrade!
I just noticed the G1X is on sale for $399 with the $400 rebate gift card offer....man that price is hard to pass up!
I broke down and ordered one for my wife today.
Considering I can sell the printer for $250 and the software for $30, the net cost is under $150. When I sell her old G11 for $250-$300, I'll not only be getting a new and better camera with a warranty, but $100-150 back. Better than a free upgrade.