Congratulations!! I asked my father to purchas me a Sony DSLR. He's in Asia. I have no clue what he's going to buy. Either the A100 or A700 but I doubt the A700. Whatever it is, it's going to be my first DSLR. I have so many Sony brand products also and I'm happy with the performance of their products.
Also, did you hear that the A200 is coming out next month?? I like the smaller model but slightly bigger screen.