Different hand sizes are a major point with camera bodies. My hands are very much on the large end of the scale (nearly 10-1/2 inch span)
Brian I hope you play the piano! It would be a pity for that effortless two octave reach to go to waste!
Yes I did try the piano but it is difficult when your fingers are big as well. So I did the next best thing -played rugby
Being large is an issue which you have to get used to, an asset and a handicap at the same time - particularly with cameras as they come in one size fits all. Designing must be a nightmare - especially when the trend is getting everything small.
To me the G12 is a good P&S whereas to others it is a brick. Canon (and other manufacturers) cannot please all because people are just different. When it comes to ergonomics it is a compromise when working out how far apart buttons should be
I am dreading the day when touch screens are the norm