Alan Clayton , Feb 28, 2009; 06:00 p.m.
Donald, you say "Truth be told i don't need a 'Pro' capability camera. " In that case you really don't need an F6 or even an F5.
Will you be photographing moving objects (sports, acrobats, musicians, etc) if 'No ' then you don't need an F6..... How about landscapes and townscapes? If 'Yes ' then you don't need an F6 ........ In short, very few of us actually need an F5 or F6, though many of us have them.
Stick with the FM3a and it will stick with you. You will know when you need an F6: it's possible that right now just desire to own one. Spend your money wisely on lenses, film, filters and other things that will help you now. Pick up a "cheap as chips" F80, or a F100 if you need autofocus - then you'll have everything that you want, and a bit more than you need ... really. Good luck.