Ok, it's a bit off-topic, but I thought some of you would be interested.
I just had the pleasure of handling (for a few minutes) the new Sinar Hy6 medium format, 6x6 digital camera. The ergonomics are fabulous -- this is a classic, well-designed, European-quality camera that will take professionals into the next 10-20 years. Probably the best thing I liked about the camera was that it works with all Rollei 6008 accessories -- allowing you to shoot both 6x6 film and 36x48mm digital. (the hope is that someone will eventually offer a 6x6 digital back someday) The camera body and back was so light weight that I started complaining about the weight of the lenses -- particularly their 180mm, f2.8 auto focus lens.
I'm looking forward to a three-week evaluation of this camera later this year.
Anyway, while some of you might understandably sneer at mere "medium format" it is very very clear to me that the big players in the industry are investing in quality equipment to improve upon what Canon and their likes have delivered to date. From my perspective, the future of medium and large format looks bright!