I bought an M2 about five years ago. I bought it because I have always wanted one and I could finally afford one. I love it. I shoot it because it is fun to use. I like the way it handles, I love the fact that it is pure simplicity. I have other cameras, but I prefer this one. I do get an occasional rude comment about film being out of style, but I really don't care what others think. I also have a Nikon D700, but I bought it for my girlfriend to use, she doesn't like my old film cameras.