It sounds like the design of the Variant is great, and the attention to detail is very good on most particulars, but spotty here and there. I was hoping for better, of course. I was even considering the traditional, as it looks like a beautiful classic design, but I would expect meticulous attention to detail on either camera. $2800 or $4000 is a lot to spend for a camera that would have to be sent overseas for a quality tune-up. Thanks so much for the report, Jorge.