Just remember - don't be a slave to reviews. Even for serious or professional photographers, the reviews are somewhat of a guideline, and the people who live and die by them usually don't know what they're talking about. You have a camera you like - but you read reviews that say its bad. Do you see any of the issues yourself? Did you ever try to take a picture and realized you can't, or were not able to get the desired result? Those are valid reasons to look elsewhere - not some review.
Also, to second what was already said, 35mm is a great focal length for 35mm ( didn't mean to be confusing). Its just under a standard lens, yet not wide enough to really get all distorted. the fixed lens will probably give you nicer results than a zoom - but I doubt you'll see the difference unless you are planning on making large prints.