I did half a loaf. I actually want two cameras: one decent digital and one small pocket camera with good features. I have been investigating and feeling the digitals and the little guys and today I threw down my debit card for one of the pocket cameras. Not too cheap but I am going to love it love it on my hikes especially but also when I am visiting my children. The last little camera I had was very restricted, limited, and irritated me a lot. This one promises to be a little bit of heaven.
I usually look at buying special things in terms of "how long the high will last". I say, "This new dress is worth about a week" or "this video camera is probably good for a few months at least". I suspect this camera is good for six months or more. That is, I will experience that high whenever I use it for quite a while, and even after the initial period there will still be some warm and fuzzy stuff when I pull it out. That's my guess. Worth the money, in those terms.