M4-2 - who needs a meter.
(also, I'm selling one on the bay. ;)
As far as the CLA goes - there are surely people in signapore, hong kong, japan, etc. who are more than capable. I don't mind the bit of a break, speaking as a professional, I'm used to sending out every camera i have regularly (staggered) for cleaning, alignments, etc. The Leica is just one more. So for me, your comment makes me think "what! you're not already sending them out?" :)
But as leftnose has mentioned, I know several photographers who have never sent their leica's out, and have never had to futz with the alignment - and shoot just fine. (Pretty much, if you don't drop it, the alignment doesn't need to be checked - and yes, it is pretty easy, as I recall even from my first trys at it).
Ultimately, a non-issue.
I can certainly understand looking for reasons to not spend the dosh.
Re- cornerfix on the Nex7, my CV 21mm exhibits pretty bad color shift, but it's an easy fix even without 3rd party (I just use a photoshop mask, I made myself). Pretty straightforward. I only bother with it on selects, I would never try to fix every picture - only winners. No color shift problems with any RF lens I've tried longer than 28mm though.
FF - they would just need to design the optics to sit a little higher and throw a little straighter (sort of a self imposed retrofocus design) that would avoid most of those issues without much bulk (I suspect that's to blame for the length of the Zeiss 24/1.8) - and also shows why it's a non-issue if you are using adapted SLR lenses, I just don't like the size of them (even the little Oly and Canon FD mount ones) - still huge by RF standards.
Edited by liamstrain - 12/4/12 at 7:24pm