"... manufactured in China, as are most high end electronic devices these days!"
My GF5 was made in Japan and the build is noticeably better than my G5 made in China. For example the flash in my G5 tends to get stuck in its place. The quality of manufacturing in China is not so great. Most of the high end electronics I have was not made in China. I think the electronics made in Japan, Korea and Taiwan are much more reliable and better built.