I hope you're able to tolerate yet another question about "which camera to buy". I've been perusing the threads for a couple days now on TPF and have noticed there's a fairly broad range of opinions on this subject. I have 2 girls, and another on the way. I'm an "at-home dad" and have amassed about 3 GB of digital photos over the last 4 years with a Canon PowerShot A75. I can probably count the number of decent pictures I've taken with it on one hand. So, I've never been really happy with it. (I know what you're thinking..."there's the chance it's the user, not the camera") I realize that... However, it just quit working recently. It just has a purple screen, almost like there's a lens cap on it or something. I think it's time to move on to a more powerful camera, and now's the right time... I'll get to the point. I can't stop thinking about the D60. It's seriously all I think about anymore. I think I have it in 3 or 4 different shopping carts from amazon to ritzcameras.com and a couple others. I wouldn't discount the Canon...at all, but since i didn't like the powershot, I'm biased. Besides that, I'm stuck on Nikon for some reason, much like I'm stuck on Porter Cable tools. All I want is good pictures. Is that too much to ask? My biggest gripe with the Canon PS was the auto focus. For example, at the zoo, with the kids, I tried over and over to get a picture of the monkeys, but instead I got a picture of the fence, which was a foot in front of me. I'll let this suffice for now. So sorry to rant so much.