How can you possibly expect to win friends and influence people around here if you keep bringing nothing but good sense and rational thinking?
You pretty much nailed my thinking exactly. Thanks for putting it on paper (well, screen).
For me, Canon is satisfying my needs almost completely. If I had a few bucks for the frivolous side, I'd probably go for the Fuji X100S, but certainly not anything with interchangeable lenses. I'm biding my time until the right second camera comes along to replace my T2i, but I'm not in a hurry. I like a lot about the EOS-M, but I'm waiting until the next iteration shows up to decide. If I go that way, I simply add something to my Canon system -- I don't have to go build a whole new system.
For the first time ever I walked through a Whole Foods grocery store today. (And purchased nothing.) Like any sensible old geezer I just shook my head as I looked at all the fashionably dressed, intelligent-appearing people wasting gobs of money on food that can be had for a lot less in many other places. I look at folks who buy what Sony is selling in much the same way.I probably shouldn't even wade into this, but I can't help myself.
I just don't get mirrorless. Well...I sorta do...I kinda get Fuji mirrorless, but that's about it.
I don't get why anyone would risk investing in a system that may or may not be around a decade from now. Say what you will about Nikon and Canon, but I'd rather bet on their systems remaining available for the next decade or so than on any other manufacturer.
5-6yrs ago when I didn't know anything about camera, I thought spending 2-3 hundred dollars on DSLR is a waste.
Then 1st kid showed up. I started with 40D + 50mm f1.4 borrowed through a friend. Love the IQ.
Then the friend told me about 5D II + 50mm f1.4. I thought all cameras are same, so why should I spend more $$$ on FF sensor? I gave a try....felt in love with bokeh. I ended up with 5D III due to 61points AF system.
One day, I was shopping with the wife. I decided you swing by Sony store to check out their latest LED TV. I saw the RX1....I took a few shots with my own SD card. The next thing I know I spent $2800 through BH, follow RX100 II. My 2 cents. Sony makes the BEST high-end compact & mirrorless - PERIOD. Not Nikon, Not Canon
In life...we need to taste diff. things to know what out there.