I have for the last couple of years been using the Lumix FZ50 and found it to be relatively comfortable for shooting. Yep, you guessed it... I'm not a pro ! I like it, but it just wasn't giving me the flexibility that I was looking for. Since the New Year I have been going back and forth between the Nikon D90 and the Canon 50d, and everytime I decided on one, I found something nice about the other. I finally decided that the Nikon was my choice, but couldn't pick up the phone to order it. Well, today my wife was tired of hearing about it, and she filled a hat with a bunch of small paper. "Yes" to buy it, and "No" for me to shut my mouth. What she didn't tell me is that she wrote "yes" on all of them! I ordered it! 24 hour delivery. Tomorrow I will recieve the beginning of a long road of decisions i.e. lenses, flash, and so on. It's coming with a kit lens (18-105), and i've read what a lot of you think about the kit lenses. I will probably get the Tamron 70-300 macro, since I really want to learn that, otherwise I love the old buildings and castles here in Germany so B&W will also be another choice. Did I make the right decision?