Hi, Leonard. I appreciate, that you interpreted the Nur Buddha gibt Ruhe
correctly. You have some background in German?
As to your question with the update: You unfortunately never know what the manufacturers hide under the bonnet (so to speak), so perhaps in addition to the advertised improvements they also corrected some major blunder that they don't like to talk openly about: Ruining other peoples photos by firmware-errors is not to taken lightly
So I would always
update, but only when I'm not planning on going on a trip immediately afterwards - if you know what I mean: there must be enough time to send it in to service if you produce a major lock-up.
I have done so and found the directions for my D80 clear and nothing bad happened. So I'd assume, giving your battery is fully loaded and you stick to the advertised procedure, nothing will go wrong.
I studied German in college years and years ago: it was the Nebenfach
to my Hauptfach,
which was music.
According to the Olympus website, this firmware update is to enhance the recording speed on CF cards. If that's all it is, I think I'll leave things alone. I've had my E-510 for too short a time to be willing to take a chance yet!
(Good lord, you think they might be hiding some shameful blunder under the hood? Ah well, I think I'll just keep on using the camera, keeping a watchful eye out to see if something mißtrauisch unter den Kittel
emerges through general use.