Thanks to all who answered. I've been researching Hasselblads a bit and may take the plunge as soon as I find out how bad the taxes will be come April 15. If I have any money left over, I may get serious.

As for as my back is concerned, it's not much better but I did see a doctor. I've been having muscle spasms in the low back. The doc prescribed pain killers, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory meds. After an exam, history and several X-rays (and about $400 I could have put on a used Hasselblad), I now know for sure I have arthritis in the neck and low back. So I'm getting old--what a freakin' surprise!