So far all the fears I had after reading discussion between people talking about how strange and difficult this camera is, was gone when I had it in my hands... I dont know, but I assume there's a lot of people who really, well, how to put this, are forgetting to use parts of their brains quite often.
Regarding the autofocus, and the mf, I think I have it figured, and I don't see the oddness with it... you point, focus, and if needed, recompose, at the same time, read the actual distance meter to make sure you're focusing in the right plane... it's not rocket science...
But thanks for all your thoughts and advice, I truly appreciate it, and I will get back with scans as soon as I have negs!
yippie kay yay - rangefindershooters!