After much contemplation... (and I mean A LOT!!) I finally purchased the camera that I have wanted for 3 years, a Canon Digital Rebel.
I love it. I'm so glad I finally took the plunge. Thanks, Uncle Sam, for issuing these tax stimulus thingys. Of course, it would be better if our country was not heading for a recession and we didn't even need the damn things thanks to gas prices, forclosures on the uprise, and unemployment rates. But that's another rant for another time.