In my time shooting seriously. i went from a really cheap film point an shoot to Canon A-1 and Canon Rebel 2000, then to SLR digital. so i missed the whole point and shoot developments. And have only used them when someone asks me to take a picture for them at a party.
The Sony Cybershots and Canon Powershots have been the only ones with cheap point and shoots that have taken pics that i can deal with as long as the flash isn’t on. So this past weekend, at my cousin’s wedding i got to use my girlfriend’s Canon Powershot for an extended period of time instead of dragging around my cumbersome SLR.