Originally Posted by MattKing
A Leica M7 is a fine camera, and an extravagance.
A gold Leica M7 is a fine camera, and a ridiculous extravagance, and a status symbol.
An unused Leica M7 is a tragedy.
I wouldn't pay the purchase price for a Leica M7, but I don't object to anyone who does, and uses the camera to make photographs.
I hate gold cameras, they are bling for the tasteless, no matter how wealthy.