There have been a number of posts about people who didn't like the ZI because it felt fragile. People do respond to cameras differently. I will agree that it does feel lighter than any of my Leica Ms but I don't necessarily equate that lightness to it being fragile.
Six years on now and mine is still chugging along just fine. No parts have fallen off and nothing has died.
In reality I appreciate a bit less weight when I am packing a camera around the mountains on foot.
The shutter construction, the metering, the viewfinder and the weight keep me coming back. It really is quite an amazing camera.
Just finished another roll of Pan F Plus today.
You gotta love a fast lens;
It is almost as good as a fast horse!