I'm not a huge fan of the XG series. I have one (an XG-1) and with the meter shutting off if you go to manual, it kind of defeats the point of having a meter. I find my FE far superior (build is far, far better, a good motor drive if wanted, a meter that works, etc.).
It's a shame, too, as I have a clean 45/2 Rokkor with only this body for it (I've been paring down my "collection," so this one will probably go at some point. I'm happy with my IIIf/Jupiter 8, FE and 105/2.5, Rolleicord III and the evil D90).
EDIT: Hold Dead Thread, Batman! This thread is so old I was in high school for the last post before today (and then I went to college and got a real job in the mean time)...