We also just picked up a new point and shoot. We'd been talking about getting something small (my 'walk-around' camera is a D40), and John discovered that we had enough National City/Whatever Our Bank Is Now points to get one. I filed it under 'if it sucks, at least it's free' and thought I'd test it out this trip. As is usually the case, it does better outside than inside (although it does let me change the ISO manually, so that's fun).
I ended up taking a good bit of photos (surprising, no?), and in case you're interested, the camera we got is a Samsung SL50. Photos where I tried to use the flash were pretty bad - that last one of John is probably the best of that bunch. This is about what I expected. The shutter lag isn't too noticeable, though, and I'm pretty happy about that. I haven't fiddled with all the settings yet, but as point and shoots go, I imagine it'll get the job done.