I need some advice. Ive searched the forum and read the threads, and I still cant make up my mind. While new to the forum, Im not overly new to photography. Id call myself a lifelong hobbyist, having first started taking pictures back in highschool, but never making any money from it, or taking any formal instruction. I learned photography on my dads Canon AE-1 Program, moved to a 35mm Rebel and then ventured into the digital realm with a Rebel XT/350D (what can I say, I dont like change just ask my wife). Earlier this year my camera bag was stolen lenses, filters, body, flash, batteries, everything gone except my tripod (yippee). Im looking to rebuild my supplies and while Im a fan of Canon, if Im honest with myself I have to admit that its mainly because of tradition or because I had equipment that I could keep using. Ive got enough experience to realize Im buying a system more than I am a camera, and that is really the heart of my question. Which system to go with? Im fairly certain that Ill always stay at the bottom end of DSLRs, like I said, Im a hobbyist, and not rich. My preferred subjects are typically nature (both landscapes and macro). I take family pictures, but Ive never delved into portraiture. In the back of my mind Id like to delve into it someday, but to date, I havent. Despite my enjoyment of the status quo, I do like buying the latest gadgets, but my budget typically gets in the way. Price is definitely a factor for me. This is even more so, given that I have to buy everything. So with that, admittedly brief*, description of my photography wants, what brand would you go with and why? *I am happy to delve into my needs more, but I didnt want to make an already long post, longer.