My all time favorite was the Rollie 35S. Razor sharp optics, small (although not light), manual focus with built in meter. I also had a Rollie 35T and found that optically I couldn't tell the difference from the mythic 35S. The "T" can be picked up for less than the "S". The only thing is you can not change lenses.
For a camera that you can change lenses on I have found the Pentax MV to be great with the 43mm pancake lens. This lens has produced amazing 11x14's for me. The camera is aperture priority, very small and light.
Just a few of my favorite things......
PS. Tiger really did exist, not a fish story by any means.