Thanks for the article, Bob!
I have always thought the Sony NEX series is a little odd. Image quality is great but you have a small camera and a huge ( relatively ) lens. If they get more pancake lenses they will have something special.
I will be interesting to see what Canon has up their sleeves. My totally unqualified guess is that it will be something similar to the Nikon 1 series. I am not to interested in the camerabody. I am hoping they will make pancake lenses. But Canon is a conservative company so I have my doubts.