Thanks a lot in the name of many for the repair hint.
Glad you're that happy with your courageous choice.
Your description is quite reminiscent of this gentleman,
snapping away with his handy G...X (!!) some 107 years ago:
Mr Alfred Stieglitz (from metmuseum.org).
I like his boots, although they're not quite my style ;). Personally I prefer flip-flops(thong sandals to ya'll international people ;)), but boots are a bit more of a "universal" approach to footwear for the working photographer :D
ya, the GX IS a beast of a camera, but it works REALLY well. A friend was selling a 645N system w/ 2 FA lenses(45-85 + 150mm 2.8), so that's essentially replaced my Nikons as my "small" format camera now.