I was rather naive when i bought my flash, i saw the fl-36 and thought... wow nice and cheap and small... now i live with the fact that with just two AA batteries i can take up to 8 seconds to recycle some times, and that can be very frustrating.
I would seriously suggest either the fl-50, which have dropped in price since the release of the fl-50r. Or get Metz 48 Af-1(which is like the fl-36 but has four batteries so recycles faster) or the Metz 58 (fl-50 alternative).
If i could go back in time i would buy the fl-50. I suggest do your research.
As for nice angles and taking it off body, canon off shoe flash cords work on olympus cameras, and are cheaper then the olympus cords!
I just bought a ebay olympus cord for about £20, i let you know if it works fully when it arrives.
hope this helps.