Gordon, first of all congrats on a great site. It really has been the most helpful in helping me choose the right camera, especially with the Sony H9 review which compares it with the Panasonic FZ8.
Here's the thing: I have to buy a camera in the next 2 weeks (before I go overseas) and I'm really tossing up between the H9 and the FZ8. Your comparison review was fantasic and clearly shows that the FZ8 has superior image quality but the faster than average focus and extra wide angle lens of the Sony may just sell me anyway, especially if there are other annoyances with the Panasonic which you couldn't mention in the H9 review. So I was wondering when the full review of the FZ8 will be available? Soon I hope!