Maestro, thanks for the brief tutorial on the RX100!
I may well re-visit the RX100, having seen how many folks like it. The ability of the EOS M and G1X to use my Canon EX flashguns, however, might keep me within the Canon brand for a compact camera, as so much of my shooting is at night. While a flashgun would certainly be comically bulky on a small camera, an off-camera cord, or using wireless flash, are better options, anyway.
hoibal, I, too, feel drawn to the RX1, though the price is daunting, indeed, especially as I would want the optional external view-finder, which would add several hundred US dollars to the total cost. One advantage, though, of being my age, in my occupation, and near retirement, is that I can "roll" some money from tax-deferred savings, without the added-tax penalty, upon retirement. It is likely that digital cameras introduced this year will still be current when I retire, so I have begun serious consideration of a gift I may acquire for myself.