One of the reasons I wanted a better camera is the options for faster lenses. Most point-and-shoot lenses are slow, slow, slow, and I’m a fast glass kinda gal. Sure, you can take brilliant photos with a point-and-shoot. This photo Rick took is an example:
That said, I hadn’t thought about the inherent coolness of having a body that uses lenses effectively at half size: a 50mm lens designed for a 35mm camera becomes a fast 100mm lens. Brilliant.