I got $150 in best buy gift cards (good thing they are a Nikon retailer) and have about $400 in cash that I saved up for a trip to San Diego that I will not be taking. So, I have $550 and $150 of it has to be spent at Best Buy. I have: Nikon D90 Nikkor 18-55VR Nikkor 50 1.8 Sigma 70-300 Quantaray $40 tripod Lowepro small bag (but nice!) two batteries clear filter for each lens I have been thinking 70-300VR, nice tripod, sb600... and about a million other ideas. Some things I was thinking would take all the cash, and some I could get a few things.... if you were me and wanted to better your arsenal, how would you spend it?! It will probably be a LONG time til' I get this much to spend again (I don't end up with too much discretionary income.) thanks!! btw, I love this site. People are so awesome and helpful. Not like a lot of other forums.