I may have overs stated the situation - I'm quite happy to employ a simple post process to shift things a bit and I do at times and will in general let the camera's AI use it's own judgement until I'm more comfortable.
I've got months of work from years of photo shots on travels that still need weeding and organizing
let alone tweaking
My little essay was more on my purposes for camera use. I had been reasonably satisfied with the small pannies but the TZ25 both frustrated me with the AF and zoom issues yet tantalized me as to a better mouse trap.
Things like keeping track of a wandering lens cap while out on the road are new things - the TZ was for sure easy to use and I'll do some more with it now the firmware is fixed and see if that helps.
I've got my crampons dug in a bit on the top of this slippery slope
Appreciate all the help tho.