After thinking and thinking and thinking, I finally got it-- the Panasonic Lumix LX3. I was actually Secret-ing a high-end point and shoot for myself earlier this year. It took me a while to choose between this camera and the Canon G10. In the end, I picked the one which was more... elitist, shall we say? Yez, I admit that I am a snob.
Here are some pictures I took with the LX3, right out of the box:
I love the wide thingy! I'm more of a landscape-person, not a people-person.
I still haven't read the manual. All of the photos were taken with the "Auto" setting.
I will get to the instruction manual eventually.