Curious the lack of reviews on the s9000 so far --- I did inquire of Fuji about the lens --- they wrote back it is the same as the 5000 series. For me this is potentially significant --- had a s5100 for a time and experienced the issues Steve describes in his review, and many more. Went to the s7000 and it has been a delight, producing images that rival DSLRs. If you follow the DPOD sites you'll find s7000 is one of the few 'prosumer' cameras images that pops up midst the DSLRs. I'm looking forward to Steves review (hint; how about at least a 'put out your stocking' clue)...
I suspect (hope) we may see a sucessor to the s20 that merges the s7000 glass with the new tech.