A little bit about what I am looking for...I just enjoy taking pictures of my 5 kids, landscapes, nothing speical or out of the ordinary. BUt I am VERY VERY picky about clear crisp shots or I throw them away, I like to blow things up to 8x10's alot. 5 yrs ago, I bought a Nikon N70 with that standard zoom 28-80mm lense that came with it, I found this thing extremely complicated & every time I have used it, not liked my picture results-----in comparison to an old Manually focused Pentax P3n camera with a simple 50mm 1.8 lense. That took WAAAYYY better pictures as far as I was concerned, they were brighter & better focused, I believe i used Aperure Priority with it. It had some kind of metering thing that blinked inside the viewfinder to help me adjust settings. This worked WELL for me even though I hardly knew what I was doing. Anyway. I really want to move onto a Auto Focused camera but that Nikon is causing me MAJOR STRESS :x !!! So I was thinking this Rebel Ti might be perfect for someone like me.. What do you think? I really have NO interest in that Zoom that comes with it though - as this is what my Nikon had. I want to know how EASY or hard it is to MANUALLY FOCUS the Ti -beings that most people buy this for Auto focusing ???...and if put in Aperture Prioirty, etc, does it have meters to help guide you like my old Pentex did? I just fear the Auto focusing is lousy - since my Nikon's left much to be desired. Help ! All advice apprecaited!