I saw my first Pro 1 @ Circuit City in Tupelo on Tuesday - but no battery so it would not go to 'on'. I admit, it seemed to be a really nice camera, Then I read Reichman's review on luminous landscape & he said that about the filter & lens hood - same thing you say. You would think Canon would correct this problem!?
But then again, they are going to bring out the 300D in Japan in Black & with a USM lens. A tech rep I know said it would not be sold in the USA or North America in Black. Bet there will be some imports on this one!
You tried out the Minolta A2 yet?