I have been reading this wth interest as having reached the young age of 80 I have been finding a DSLR kit too much bother to carry about when going out for a stroll with the Camera.
I had already dipped into the m4/3 system with an Olympus E-P1 +14/42 kit lens.
However I wanted to get back to even simpler ways so I invested in a used Olympus 17mm pancake lens.
This has given me back some freedom & also makes me think more about what I want to shoot. Infact it is like being back to my early days with an Agfa Sillette 35mm film camera.
Recently I was out early for sunrise shots & the some beach shots.
I was delighted with my results.
So enjoy your simplification of photography & heres to seeing som of you resutls soon.