For a long time the only camera I had was my rather bulky work SLR. With a new compact camera I have been enjoying taking no fuss random snaps.
The main bonus though is that I can take a photograph in public without being looked upon as some kind of identity stealing terrorist or worse. No one threw me a glance as I took this picture of my niece on a bus. (and the camera lets me take square photos - it feels wrong but I love it!)