Hi, I posted another thread for advice on lenses, but I would like to get advice on an overall package (Nikon or Canon only). I was leaning heavily towards the Canon 50D, and I think I want to go with that line because it seems to run less expensive overall than Nikon. This is my first SLR, so I am very much a newbie. I plan to begin classes as soon as I decide on a camera, and would love for it to turn into more than a hobby down the road if I am any good. That being said I do not want a body that I will outgrow. I am interested in portraits, wildlife & nature, and baseball photography. Should I go with a 30D instead of the 50, so that I can spend more on lenses? If you were just starting out, how would you spend $2,000?