I come mostly from OT and DIAC. I hope this is more mild and forgiving in here. I've been using digital for ~10 years now. Nothing serious, just as a hobby. My old Sony was dieing and horribly slow, so I decided to move up to a "real" camera. So, today, I bought myself a Canon 40D with the EF-S 17-85. I wanted to like the XTI because of the price, but my hands are too big. The body of the camera was too little for me. It felt really awkward. The 40D felt a lot better, so I went with that. I haven't taken the first picture yet. But I look forward to picking your brains and being educated by people that have been there and done that. Just saying "hi"