I never did much in the way of panoramas, but the G9’s little panoramic mode makes it so easy it’s hard not to. you simply put it in pano mode, and it provides guidelines to line up your shot as you pan from side to side. Click off the number of shots you want, matching them up as closely as possible using the LCD. I did a quick 3 shot pano of the view off our balcony in St. John. Opened them in photoshop, and stitched together, preserving perspective. The results were quite nice, I think I will definitely be using the pano mode more.
Just another reason the G9 rocks my face.
(click for larger image – note: even scaled down it’s a pretty big image)