My school has a media services department, so if you need a camera or a projector for class you can sign one out. I'm starting intro to photography tomorrow, so I went to get one. I'm expecting a little P&S, but they gave me a brand new Pentax *ist DS! I have to give it back at the end of the semester, but by then I'll have a job and be able to get my own. I feel like I try a lot more things with digital camera compared to film. Maybe it's because taking pictures are now free, and I can see changes immediately?