For the past couple weeks I have been deliberating over buying a DSLR. About a month ago I bought a canon SD1000 point and shoot INSTEAD of a DSLR. I almost bought a Panasonic Lumix FZ18. If I had bought the panasonic perhaps I could have curbed the urge to buy a true DSLR. So a couple weeks ago I went into my neighborhood photo place ( http://www.helixcamera.com/home.html ) and asked about entry level DSLR's. Obviously the D40, 350D/Rebel XTi. We all know the drill. XTi is a little bit cheaper, Canon has a good distribution network, will handle the older lenses. However, the Rebel looks flimsy and cheap to me. The D40 looks really slick to me. It costs a little more than the rebel, ONLY AUTOMATIC LENSES. Because of this, im looking at the D80. I read so much about D40 regret its hard for me to bite the bullet and save for a D80. If I want an entry level DSLR, will I really regret not waiting to buy the D80? I just need some justification for buying an entry level DSLR. Any advice?