Fuji X100

So I've been wanting a Leica system for a LONG time.  But it's soooooo cost prohibitive.  A brand new setup is like $10k (M9p + 50mm lens).  A good condition used, older digital system is around $3-4k (M8 + 50mm).  And even a 35mm system is $2k plus film/processing (M6 + 50mm).  I talked with some photo friends and did a bunch of research and didn't know what I was going to do.  I can't carry a 5d Mark II or 7d with me everywhere, it just gets annoying.  But I want an every day camera.  When I went to South America I bought the Canon G12 to shoot with down there and that won't work for a photographer.  The controls on it sucked.  Then I read Zack Arias' review of the X100 [read it here] and he called it "the greatest digital camera ever made and may just be the greatest camera I have ever owned".  Talk about a convincing review.  I took the plunge and this was my first weekend with the camera.  Learned a ton and I'm 50/50 on keeping it ($1300 is a lot for a carry around camera).  But we'll see, it feels great and the images look great so I'm sure it'll make it's way around my shoulder.

are polaroids dead?

The film is, but hopefully the love for them isn't.  I picked up a polaroid back for my Holga and I plan to take one shot of the people and places I encounter this week at sx.  Should be an interesting project.