The reasons I chose that particular model were 1) the resolution, 2) the price, 3) the site reviews, 4) optical zoom and 5) the fact that it's got a lens cover. That last thing will be nice just to keep the lens in good shape, esp. when I'm outside. I do still need a case or bag or something now, though, to protect the rest of it :-)
It sucks that I had to get another card reader just for it, but that's a small thing by comparison.