Laugh if you wish: (hypothetically) I 'have' USD 10,000 to spend frivolously. I buy (1) Leica MP with 50mm lens or (2) 500 Minolta SRTs at a camera show for USD 20 each.

I would laugh, also, all the way to the bank.

And AndreasT: maybe you are correct about the infallibility of the Leica body not being so. Besides, they, also, can drop to the pavement and become instant paperweights. - David Lyga