Hi, I recently purchased a Canon digital SLR camera (T1i). Coming from P&S background, I wanted my first SLR to have the same ability since I am so used to using live view while taking pictures... I thought it would be a good idea to share these after spending some time with my new camera... 1-I now understand why people never use the live view function on a DSLR camera. 2-It takes way too long for the camera to focus(that's if it can focus properly) 3-It is very VERY inconvenient to press and hold a separate button to engage autofocus. 4-I didn't understand why a separate button needed to engage the autofocus. Why couldn't it be just the shutter button half pressed!.. 5-Any P&S camera's AF system would work much faster and much easier than this cameras AF in live mode. 6-I don't think I will use the live view unless it is absolutely necessary... 7-Live view function won't be a deciding factor(unless they improve it) for my next DSLR.