Well I've gone and treated myself to a new Camcorder.
After my Sony TRV33 failed with the imfamous Sony C31x error (its currently away for a warranty repair), I decided, especially as I am shooting a wedding soon, a decent camcorder was required. Having read all the reviews and taking due note of one's budget, I opted for the Canon XM2 (GL2 in the States).
I will let you all know in due course what I really think, but so far I am impressed, control over absolutely everything, even the colour of the kitchen sink.
Just thought I'd share that with you all ...
COMPAQ something or other with 500Gb Boot Disk, 1Tb external Firewire Disk, 4Gb Memory and a super duper sound card, 19" TFT Monitor etc etc etc
Sony TRV33e : Sony TRV310e : Canon XM2
Sony Vegas Studio editions to v11
Remember, there is always more to learn than there is to teach.