I've had three disappointing G xx Canons going right back to a prehistoric G2; all sold within months of purchase. But the G's are a camera I really want to like. The G17 looks very promising with these specs...but a viewfinder is a must. The funny little optical viewfinder on previous G xxx cameras has been kind of OK, but never anywhere near perfect. EVF's have matured enormously in he past few years, so bring it on with an EVF!
guess you never had a g10 or 12. WOW. great cams.
my g12 only retired because soft focus issue, and 250 to repair it
. but ill be damned, it was absolutely invaluable for my travel photos.
the g15/16 should be produce g even better photos, with AF miles ahead of my g12. So sorry it didn't take to you.