I was tossing around the idea of getting a new camera earlier in the year (have a Sony P&S now), but my funds wouldn't allow. Now, I have been without a camera since the end of October because my Sony decided it was time to stop working, and it's not worth it to have it repaired. I was going back and forth between an SLR like camera, since I am still WAY away from being a pro, or just sucking it up, spending about an extra $150 and getting, and getting a SLR. Of course, the two most popular SLR's right now are the Canon and Nikon (Rebel XT and D40) for "entry level". And I know it kind of comes down to feel in the hand, but I thought I had heard/read somewhere that one of them had an issue with lenses - the fact that you could only use one brand? Am I correct? Also, do you think it is worth it to just go ahead and get an SLR now, or get an SLR like camera and learn the basics on it?