Hello everyone, I am in desperate need of your assistance. I am to the point now of just wanting to give up on buying a camera. As you're all aware, there is pretty much always something better and more expensive, and even if you did have a top of the line item, there is always something better around the corner. I'm a beginner and I'd like to be able to take great pictures. I'd like to be able to take action sports photos if ever having the opportunity, but primarily, would like to take landscape, nature, family, building, etc. I've considered everything, starting with the Nikon D40 all the way up the the D300. I've Considered Canon in the Xsi to 50D range. I just don't know. I've heard that you should buy the cheapest body you can and get lenses, but then why do people buy the D300 at all? I've strongly considered the Nikon D90, but I don't care about the movie mode and the live-view is supposedly very bad. I've researched A LOT -and the consensus is, there isn't a consensus. I dont know where to start, and I dont want to regret buying something. I've also read that Nikon's customer service is terrible, and they make you pay for shipping if your item is defective. I really love photography and would love to get into it, but there is just too many variables and too much to weigh. There is so much going on, that it makes the whole decision even more confusing. Ideally, Id like to be able to get a wide range of options, the fewest amounts of limitations, and for the most reasonable price. Then once I figure what body to get, theres the whole lens thing. DURR! I could spend up to $2,500 to start off, but Id like to stay way under that unless there is an amazing reason why I shouldnt. Thanks so much to anyone willing to read through this whole mess and help me find a solution!