At the time I thought that one day I'd "upgrade" to Pentax.
Not that I was unhappy with the Ricoh camera. It served me well until I started playing with digital cameras in the mid-90s; infact it lasted until I switched to digital - and ended up with Canon.
Macworld: Ricoh to buy Pentax, set sights on digital SLR market
Ricoh XR-7 (source: photo.net)
It seemed a lot rounder, and a lot cooler when I bought it!