Summary: And refined like a well aged Bordeaux cabernet. I enjoy photographing my collection of vintage MG's, Ferrari's, Austin-Healey's, etc. at my mountain retreat on the slopes of the Matterhorn. I've even brought it to the Monaco Grand Prix, funny story, that: I sat next to the Duke of Fife (a cracking convivial chap) and we had a nice chat concerning the best foie gras of the French Riviera (I'll spare the gory details).
Summary: I'm obviously a bit late to the party here, but I needed to wait for the price of an M9 to begin to return to earth before making my purchase. I'll talk about this camera from the perspective of someone coming from an M6, and hope to address some questions or concerns others may have when deciding to make the jump from a film to a digital Leica M. The camera is very close in weight to the M6, and the build quality feels similar as well.
Summary: Since I have owned Leica M cameras for the last 40 years (M4 & M6), it was a no brainer for me to get the M9P, since all my Leica M lenses work with this body. I really like the digital pictures the Kodak CCD sensor can produce, and along with the Lightroom software, I can play with the RAW output to suit my pleasure.
Summary: This camera is simply stunning. I have shot with it before and it's one of the finest camera's you can use. It's quite expensive, but worth every penny, especially when you get the perfect shot.