You'll love it Bronto!!
I've got the DMC-G1 without video. It takes fantastic photo's.
Personally I couldn't justify the extra cost to be able to shoot HD video as I know I wouldn't use the feature that often. I'll use the money I saved and get a little HD camcorder some day.
Yeah it's about double the price Curly as I said I'm hoping it will come down a fair bit soon, nice to hear your happy with the quality of picture it takes as they are both the same camera on that side of it