I'm a huge fan of film photography and will continue to use it, but as a practicing photographer- economically speaking- I had to invest in a digital SLR. Spend a llittle upfront to save mega later on. My digital Rebel came in the mail yesterday and HOLY COW!!! I love it!! Maybe is the new camera smell-lol. I can't believe I dissed digital so hard before. On top of the high quality images there is NO MORE scanning, no more lab buttheads, no more high cost of printing, and I can do all of my own processing with the greatest of ease. So all of you Digital heads out there you have a new brother!!!