This is not a gadget review.
I am happy to say that I finally gave in and bought the Canon Powershot G10. I have been lusting after these since 2008! Now I am a proud owner of one. I already own a 400D but that's just too heavy and bulky to carry around for non-shooting days. At least with the G10, anytime inspiration hits me, I don't have to worry coz it's in my bag (although it is still quite heavy for a prosumer cam). I love it still. I also adore its old-school look. My mom didn't get why I would like something that looked like a film camera, compared to those other tiny digital cams. That's part of its charm, I guess.
I also considered the Ricoh GX200 since according to my Dad, his first SLR camera was a Ricoh and he bought one on the day I was born. Sweet story huh? But I bought the Canon. hehe.