I am back yet again, cannot keep saying that! Buying a Canon 550D next week to hopefully kick start my hobby again with better images and less noise reduction!
Hat`s off to camera manufacturers and electronics as a whole I suppose for making DSLR`s more accessible now to everyone with their keenly priced camera`s. I could never justify spending £800-900 on a camera but for around £500 including an IS lens now it is a no brainer.
Selling my current bridge camera (FZ30) etc on Ebay which has served me well albeit with a lot of post production.
Thanks Panasonic and who knows maybe 1 day we will meet again in a different form.