I’m also a hobby photographer with high standards for picture quality and handling. But i started in the new age, when cameras was produced from companies, because old camera manufacturers are unable to think in new directions. That’s what i pray on this blog all the time, to make things different you have to think and act different.
Like to spent nice time in nature, yes indeed that’s fun. But like to carry 5 kilograms of camera equipment to get some quality snapshots? No that’s not so funny, you need a huge bag with wide carrying strap on your shoulder. My equipment contains 2 optics to reach 45 – 300mm and with the camera i carry a 2 kilogram waterproof bag around. Here is a video from another MicroFT user that show the benefit from the new tiny systems and yes i spent more money for the parts, because fat and weighty SLR was unacceptable for me. The winner was Panasonic for evolution and ideas.