A neat feature of the analogue meter in the FE is that it can do considerably longer exposures than the FE2 (which times out after 8 seconds IIRC). I have actually never owned an FE, apart from a trashed one that I got in a jumble sale and resold for spares. But I did use it once on loan from a friend while my F3 was in for repairs. It is just about the quintessential camera - everything is simple, and everything works. Put some decent glass on it, and one can make great images.