As an avid GoPro videographer and photographer since the Hero1 released years ago, I finally am taking the dive into DSLR's (mirrorless specifically). Over the past year of wanting one and having to spend money on books and everything else a college student has to buy 1K miles away from, I finally got to order one. I hopped around from wanting the T3i initially, then to the 60D, 5N, and 5r, then finally smartened up doing hours upon hours of web browsing to find the NEX-6 is PERFECT for my needs (and more) and price point. I am on a ton of forums, social networks, and Reddit, so just like you I hate reading first posts about people that are overly excited to get something when 90% of the time their rich parents bought it for them. So don't worry, thats not me and I'll be here for the long haul asking questions, providing video/picture samples, and giving reviews...all while being a friendly member! To the point, I ordered a Sony NEX-6 Black with 16-50mm power zoom kit from Amazon WareHouse Deals in "Good" condition for $800 (their stuff is always in like-new condition no matter the rating, its usually just the box is ripped, they have a strict checklist as to what they'll sell). Coming tomorrow is a Fujian 35mm 1.7 with adapter for $25, along with a RainbowImaging NEX 3" LCD protector for $3.50. Very happy to be here and will post an unboxing video! Yes, months after it came out and probably the 1000th one on YouTube.