Great review! Recently, I dug out my old Minolta X-370 with a 50/1.7 lens, went on ebay and bought a 135/3.5 and a 28/2.8 for 10 and 20 dollars, respectively, put in a roll of Portra 160, and started shooting. I gotta say, I loved the much smaller size (compared to my 2.8 autofocus zooms), and manual focusing primes is quite fun! I'm able to slip it in a small bag and take it anywhere, and shoot more discreetly.
This got me to giving the Leica M8 (used) a serious look, as its price is more realistic for me. Throw in some quite affordable Voigtlanders, and I'm very tempted. Your review put to rest some doubts or questions I may have had, so as soon as I'm able to, I'm gonna try out a Leica! Thanks!