adam the dpreview post Shutterdancer is referring to was in the Leica forum. A member took a picture of a barn on a hillside with an M9. He said he was in a moving car doing about 75mph/120kph and he just stuck his hand out the window without looking and took a "snap shot" of the barn. The photo he posted was "perfect" with no blurring and a perfectly "filtered" sky and foreground and a straight horizon.
TH stepped in and said there was no way that the photo was taken with an M9 at that speed without getting any blur, "filtered" sky, straight horizon, etc. The original poster later admitted that the photo was retouched (sky, colors) but was adamant he took it with an M9 while in a speeding car by just sticking his hand out the window.
The thread turned into a TH "hate" and extensive techno babble fest. After they calm down "attacking" TH posters started "attacking" the original poster saying how irresponsible he was for driving while taking pictures!
Wow, talk about insane. :D
In any case, I wouldn't get a Leica either. First, there's no way in hell I can afford one, even the X1 is for the price of some seriously good glass for my D40.
And don't even get my started with the Leica S2 mega super expensive medium format DSLR. The battery itself I think is $500.
And even if Nikon made an interchangeable lens rangefinder, I probably wouldn't buy it because I'd need to invest in even more lenses.
A high end fast lens compact- maybe. But it better not be more than $300, because when you get close to $500, that also could be a lens purchase for me.