The epl-1 is a great camera, it is becoming my favorite camera. It will give you even better IQ then the LX3 as it has a sensor 4x larger the the lx3.
Also you can add lens from panasonic and olympus m4/3 systems. You can all longer zoom, fast primes, macro and wide angles lenses.
Super Frequent Flyer, no joke. Ex Patriot and loving it.
Canon Eos 60D, T1i/500D, Eos1, Eos 630, Olympus EPL-1, and a part time Pentax K-X shooter.