I have had this weird (to me) feeling that walking around with the light digital camera was similar to using an M6 and I thought I must have had some neurons scrambled. (I am in now way comparing them in terms of shutter lag type stuff) - and I came across this article.
"During the many years that I shot with film an M Series Leica was my constant companion when I traveled abroad. Whether on a business trip, an assignment or a vacation, the Leica's light weight and small size often made the difference between getting the shot, and not. You can own the world's best camera and sharpest lens, but if it's in a cupboard back home or in the hotel room, you won't get the shot.
Camera's like the Minolta A2 have for me taken the place of a Leica M6. No, I'm not saying that they are built as well, have as good lenses or are as fast to use. But, when it comes to size, weight and convenience a camera like this can do a very similar job in many situations. When a digital M6 equivalent comes out I'll be among the first to make the jump, but for now the A2 is proving to perform the task very well." Michael Reichmann