Ordered my first DSLR this weekend. After much deliberation and several trips to the electronics store (plus one day of overtime to stretch the budget a tad), I decided on a Canon EOS 50D. It should be here before the end of the week! I'm super excited and just wanted to say thanks to everyone that helped me out with my fit of indecisiveness last week. Looking back I'm really glad I didn't jump on the impulse buy and I think I ended up getting a pretty good deal. One question I have though is do you think I should get a book for mastering all of the features of the camera, or is the user's manual + tinkering around enough to get familiar with it? I already figured out the basic controls when trying it out on a display model (modes, how to change ISO, Aperature, Shutter speed...) but I'm sure there are some more advanced features that I don't even know about yet. Any advice would be appreciated.