Just wanted to quite frankly give the camera some credit it deserves. Ultimately this is a point and shoot camera, and as such, in my opinion, is one of the best of its kind at being so. If you want to take professional photographs, then please feel free to buy an SLR or digital SLR and do so.
In my opinion this is a great camera for capturing those holiday moments, for taking pictures of the kids and the dog at christmas, for all those timeless memories, for just being a camera. The quality is very good, it feels great and solid, and looks even better. I find the images so much better than my previous camera, and is a fantastic camera to take away with you, or just pick up on that special occassion and snap away. I find the menus easy to navigate, and if you've ever used a touch screen phone, handheld, palm or ipod for that matter, then you'll find the buttons a great feature to this model.
If you want to pretend your a professional photographer and take pictures of flowers in the rain, so close up you can almost see through it, and then sit back and wish how you'd took it up years ago and made a fortune selling your artistic delights.... then don't buy this camera.
However, if like me, you want a great quality, stylish little camera, to take images of (IMHO) great quality for all those special times and for your memories, then this is the beauty to go for!!