Good news!! Went back to the shop yesterday and tried another copy. Much happier now
I was only a small difference, but definitely different and enough to give it just a nice bit of pop.
Really like the size and feel of it. After being a faithful owner of the nifty for a few years I was worried this 35mm might also feel a bit light, but I'd say its just about perfect for my intended use, which will mostly be pics of my 14 month girl darting around the house!!
From much research before buying I was hoping the 35mm range and the f2, would give a real 'in the picture' feel to it, and it definitely does that, especially portraits at f2, really love it. For me I definitely don't need f1.4, that's quite specialist stuff IMHO.
I will post some pics when I can grab a spare minute, but the better half doesn't like me posting many pics of our baby girl on Flickr which I understand. Will post what I can tho.
Thanks again for all your responses to my first post. Happy bunny now!