Thanks for the feedback guys.
Jack, I did actually buy an xe2 with the 18mm f/2, and ended up returning it. I was not happy with the quality, though i think it was more of the lens than the camera ( i've read that this lens has the poorest IQ of Fuji's primes). It may have just been a bad copy, but I didn't feel like going through the hassle to exchange it for another before a trip, so just returned the thing.
One of the photo retail guys out here, YVR, who flogs the Fuji kit, has mentioned that the 18/2 ain't the best but, at no charge, it was worth it but, at it's regular price ($???), it wasn't worth it. That, to me, just didn't make sense. I can see someone who does' know better (image quality) might like it as a good, if not screaming, deal … but, as a retailer, I would want to make sure they knew that, comparatively speaking, the 18-55 kit lens has better reviews and, in all probability, better image quality.
That said, I have, yet, to hear much in the way of negative comments regarding the XE-2 and the other primes and, for that matter, the zooms
OOC, have you had the opportunity to try the camera with any of the other lenses?
Cheers, happy trails and continued good shooting