Is it just me, or do M9 color images look a little anemic to you as well. The pictures are often great - just "flat."
Steve has some colorful M9 shots, (bluebells, Pris d'larc etc. ) but I think he has pp'd them and saturated the colors more for effect - which is great, but I wonder why an M9 straight shot is flat?
I read an article by Rockwell some time ago that the only way he could make the M9 colors sing was by using Aperture 3. But I have heard that Aperture today is not as good as Lightroom.