Hey everyone, My name's Russell, I'm a recent graduate (as of 2 days ago) from Florida State University with a Masters in Marketing Research. I just have always enjoyed photography as a hobby. I was the photographer for my high school yearbook (ages ago, I graduated in 2002), and my equipment was a Minolta Maxxum HTsi+. I had 2 lenses, a 28-80 and an 80-210. I actually still have this camera... anyone know if it's worth anything? haha. Anyway, I took my grad money and a decided it was time to get a DSLR. I did my research between Nikon and Canon, and I just bought (about 30 minutes ago) a Rebel XSi. I got it from Sam's Club... $549... and it included the standard 18-55 lens. So far I love it. However, I realize this model has been discontinued, but I liked the specifications on the body. The replacing unit is the XS it seems, and I could have purchased a package deal for $599 which included an 80-300 lens, bag, 2GB card, and some other random junk. I have 90 days which I can still return this if I decide to go for the other one, but from those of you who have had way more experience than I, what would you recommend? The XSi is a little more advanced.. 3.5 frames/second vs 3, and 12.2 instead of 10.1 mp. But I doubt I'll ever even blow anything up that large. The 9 point autofocus was one reason I chose this over the XS, which has a 7. But would this really make that big of a difference? Also this has a 3 inch screen, versus a 2.5 on the XS. This one can also shoot up to 4 RAW images or 56 JPEGS in a row; the XS can only shoot 2 RAW but unlimited JPEG. I can tell already that I'm going to want a more powerful lens. Taking a few pictures of my bird has already made me realize that. What would y'all recommend? Take it back and get the XS with the lens and case and all, or stay with this one?