"Five years later, still the best in class!"4.5 starson by eyefoto
Pros: Querky, but very reliable. Common batteries a plus in field "out of country".
Cons: CCD probs with certain serial number range was actually a Sony problem. Fuji honors free replacement.
Summary: First, let me mention the quarter century as a pro photographer with funding by an uncle with very deep pockets. I have had and can have virtually any imaging device or accessory required to fulfill my clients wants or needs. The Fuji Sx Pro series have always been best in their class when measured on overall performance and long-term value. For the S2, just look at the closing prices on ebay vs. the Nikon and Canon counterparts (look at an average of several as there are always exceptions). You will see that these 5 year old beauties regularly pull down 25 to 40% more than the competition from the same era. Please don't compare them to the new cameras as even you won't compare with the new generation human when they are your age. The CCD gripe affected a certain range of cameras that had chips contracted to Sony. Fuji and Olympus have offered free replacement of the affected CCD's. Google for all of the re-called cameras from this era such as various Sony and Olympus models (C-5050 comes to mind). And speaking of which, with all of the flaming laptop battery recalls (Sony, Apple, Dell, Compaq, etc.) that are Sony contract faults, it's amazing anyone does business with Sony for contracting out anything.
Bottom line: I use this camera as my personal "daily shooter" and prefer it over all but the newest. It also comes down to reliability, most bang for the buck, and how much I want to lose in the field when "out of country".