Santa came early for both wifey and me. We did our little Christmas last night before heading off for the touring Christmas with the families. I am now the proud daddy of a EOS 50D + 28-135mm. I was hoping for a little Rebel, but wifey really went all out. It looks like I will now be joining a half dozen other D-photo forums...sooo much to learn. Perhaps I will take a competantly framed, properly exposed photo in full-manual mode before summer.....perhaps. Wish me luck!