Hey Higgi, do you like your G12? I'm thinking about getting a new camera soon and that one is at the top of my list.
I honestly love it. The only apprehension I had about it was the flip-out screen, but after breaking it in have found it to be really helpful. I would recommend some type of screen protector for it, though.
But the features it has are comparable to a semi-pro DSLR, and for someone like me who likes to hike and camp and things like that, it's perfect. Light-weight, compact and shoots superb photos!!
You guys should have seen me trying to light off the ones I ran away with. I had one just about ready to sail when a posse of four golf carts surrounded us and told me to "Put it out NOW!" And I started stomping on an inflated, blazing lantern with my Sanuks like I was doing an African Warrior dance.