i'm curious how long you owned one and what kind of photography you used it for?

i think if you do street photography or any kind of photography where a quiet camera with good handling is necessary leicas are difficult to beat (there are other cameras out there that can do the job of course)

i have a ricoh grd III which is a fantastic wide angled digital camera with a 28mm lens, and it's dead silent when taking photos, but it relies on batteries and there's no way i would use it in the rain.

leicas are definitely not fashion accessories, if you look at the price of used ones they are no more expensive than any other camera, but they do offer fantastic handling and wickedly solid build, plus the lenses are very compact, well built, and reliable.