I'm ordering a 50D this week. While I've owned a couple SLR's (digital and film) in the past, I never spent the time to learn how to use them, so it was snapshot central. Anyway, there is a $200 difference between just ordering the body and ordering the 28-135mm kit lens. I am definitely ordering a Canon 50mm f/1.4 and a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 when I place my order. So, save the $200, or get the kit lens? I will generally be shooting lifestyle-ish portraits and children. Thanks for your help, everyone.