I agree that the image quality from the Rollei 35T or S is top notch. No argument from me. I have owned in the past, and just not what I am looking for now. I've been the Minox route and reliability is a big issue. Maybe one of the Contax T models will come closest. I don't believe the others mentioned would fit the category of being truly pocketable. As I mentioned in my OP, size of an XA really fits my needs. I may need to settle on AE, but only with an analog meter readout and not LED's. As previously mentioned, this may not exist! Thanks to all for your input.
Gerry