I just went through this decision this past summer. I bought a G1, 28 and 45. I liked the camera and concept but discovered some of the focusing shortfalls that you hear mentioned. I found a 90mm to cover my basic lens needs and the G1 (mine is a green sticker) struggled a bit with it and didn't do well in snapshot mode indoors in lower lit situations. I added a G2 body and it made a world of difference and wish someone would have assertively convinced me to just start with the G2. The G1 is great in decent lighting, is a wee bit smaller/lighter and I'll likely keep it but have only used the G2 since adding it to the kit. The glass is very good and won't leave you wanting, optically.