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I'm the person who reacted to this topic. At the time I created the LUG (1992) there were several international forums for talking about Leicas--none yet on the internet--and all of them were, for me, too focused on the devices and not on what could be done with them. And the photography magazines were too elitist, too high-end. I wanted everybody to take pictures, and everybody to get better. Heck, even I am now taking better pictures. My role here is to be a fanatic, to take an extreme position, to say "The LUG is about people who *use* Leicas". It's rather difficult to use Leicas without collecting at least one, and, well, they're addictive. I want the focus of the LUG to be on photographs and not hardware. But there is, well, a depth of focus that includes hardware. So collect away. If nothing else, it will help keep Leica Camera in business.