I guess it depends on who you're trying to impress. A while ago I walked into a Ritz with my Nikon F2, and the clerk practically wet his pants. He said no one ever comes in with a "classic" SLR like that. See, that's the problem--nice cameras only impress camera geeks. And the whole point of bling is to be expensive and flashy in an obvious way. Even a brand new, $30K digital Hasselblad kit isn't going to be impressive to people who don't really know what it is.