Originally Posted by NickTrop
This I don't understand. What features does this camera force you to use? If you want the manual experience, you can avoid these features be turning them off. Viola. A manual camera. I can turn this into a manual camera by setting the dial to "M" and flicking the AF switch.
Your preferences are your preferences, but are you really arguing that using a 2000's plastic fantastic AF SLR in manual mode gives the same user experience as something like a Leica M3 or Pentax SV (designed from the ground up to be used this way)?