Great review, with a feel for a real world user experience, but I have to address one issue. The Olympus Mju (I and II) has a 35mm lens. It was, as you mention, as very popular focal length in 35mm rangefinders in the pre-plastic compact era. In the plastic compact era, 35mm lenses were made, mainly due to cost effective design, as it allowed for slightly smaller barrels, and AF was being implemented which called for a more versatile lens design.
Source: Jonas Rask