I don't know why I'm in a "versus" thread-creating mode, but this is my 2nd recently. Anyway, I think the title pretty much sums it up. I pretty much had my sights on the 5D until this past weekend when I stopped by a local camera store and was talking to the rep, who basically tried to talk me out of getting a 5D in favor of the 40D because it's more bang for the buck. Now, for a sales rep to actually try to "downsell" me, that says a lot. Can I get your thoughts, would it be wiser to get the 40D and then have money for more glass instead? From what I hear I wouldn't be disappointed with the 40D...it's just that the 5D has SUCH a good reputation!