Hello TPF! I'm currently a first year medical student ready to finally get my hands on a dSLR! I've always been a great admirer of photography (ie. flickr.com), but I'm finally ready to give my G10 away and pick up some of the real stuff out there. I've somehow convinced myself to get a Canon but I'm having a reallllly tough time deciding between the 40D (maybe even the 50D) and the T1i! I think it's the whole idea of having the option to shoot video... To share a short story about that, just recently I borrowed my friend's dSLR for a week (Xsi) when I went on vacation in the Caribbean. We took a deep sea fishing trip and on our way out into the ocean 6-7 dolphins appeared right off the bow completely out of the blue! While the pictures came out great (100x better than the point and shoot some of my friends used) I think I would have loved it even more if I had a video of the dolphins jumping in and out of the water! At any rate, that's my current dilemma so any input would be greatly appreciated haha. Thanks for reading and I hope to chat and post pics soon!