A welcome to the Leica M Monochrom

Yesterday saw the launch of the Leica M Monochrom, that is the first digital camera in history with a black and white sensor. I am...
Yesterday saw the launch of the Leica M Monochrom, that is the first digital camera in history with a black and white sensor. I am sure it will cause the rise of quite a few eye-brows, indeed why produce such a camera? Why not simply convert to B&W when needed and keep color capability ? Without getting into technicalities, a B&W only sensor will produce sharper pictures since it does not have to interpret colors. It will also allow higher ISO performance (up to IS010'000) compared its color sibling (M9). So really, for people that exclusively shoot B&W, like to...