I have been using a Canon Powershot S3 IS for a while now, and it has served me quite nicely. However, going into college with a possible interest in a major/minor in photgraphy, I think I should move up to a nicer camera. I am looking for a reliable DSLR that produces excellent picture quality--that's the most important to me. I also want to focus manually without much trouble. Size and weight are not as much of a concern.. I looked at a Canon Rebel XTi today, but found the stock lens to be...crappy. I've read reviews that talked of many problems occurring with this and the Rebel XT, which I was also looking at... Basically, I'm not sure what to go with. I want to purchase a DSLR for less than $800 if possible. Any suggestions you have would be excewllent. Thank you very much.