Hey, Rodney -- Thanks for your kind words. I don't know enough to choose machines based upon specs and engineering, so I mostly go on looks alone and I have no idea about value or brand. As for photography, I do what I can with this old camera but it hunts around for focus, particularly if the shot is a complicated image and it doesn't know what to choose as its point of reference. Time for a new one.
And thanks for the welcome, too. I'm happy to be here.