Ladies and Gentlemen, I am proud to say that my Nikon D70 with the 18-70mm lens kit and 1gb lexar 80x compact flash has been purchased. This has been a long time coming and I have never been more excited! I quit trying to look for the very best deal and went to B&H photo and placed my order. Actually after the rebates (even with the CF card) its going to be sub 1 grand. I cannot wait to start shooting again, it feels like it has been so long. Thanks to everyone who helped me pick the right camera and in 3-5 days, I will post my first shots using it.