Hi. I've been saving for a year to get a Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. Now that I'm ready to buy it I'm having second thoughts. I've read all the good things about the quality of the glass, etc. It's just that I'm also seeing a lot of other lenses people say are just as good so now I'm wondering if I'm making the right decision. I'm ok with it being EF-S. I want the IS and and I love the f/2.8. I want a really good basic lens that will give me some wide angle options and will produce photographs that are sharp. The lens that came with the camera disappoints every time. My next lens will be a macro, because that's what I love to shoot, but for now I need a good general lens for everything - travel shots, people, all the usual stuff. So....should I just bite the bullet and part with the money for the 17-55 or do you think I should be looking at something else? I'd appreciate any opinions. Thanks!