I have been spending far too much time in the A&P forums and you guys have pretty much already talked me into it, so really, all I want to know is the "bad" things that go along with the camera, so I can decide if I really want to get it. I currently own a Sony DSC-V3 and have had it for about 2.5 years. It's a decent little camera, and has some manual settings, but it's not as manual as I would have hoped. I got it fro my mom for my 18th birthday and have taken somewhere around 9,000 pictures. Honestly, the only gripes I have with the Sony are that it's not as manual as I'd like, and the quality of the images is, to be honest, crap. If I take a picture at it's "full potential," (which I always do) the picture doesn't look good unless I scale it down to 30% (sometimes 50% depending) of the original. It is far too pixelated and just looks like overall crap. Not that big of a deal since I resize my photos to smaller than that usually, but it still bugs me. I went to Best Buy yesterday to look (not to buy - I know they are overpriced!) at the XTi first hand to see if I really liked it as much as I like the pictures of it on the internet. I absolutely loved it! It reminded me a little bit of back when I was in to film SLR photography which I loved. The only question I had about the XTi, which I wasn't able to find out last night, was if you can use the LCD as a viewfinder as well as the actual viewfinder?? Pretty much pointless as you can't see near as much detail with that as you can using the actual viewfinder, but it's a habit I'm used to and it's nice on occasion. I've already decided that I'm going to buy through B&H if I decide to buy the camera.. Just wondering if you guys had any problems with it (though I don't see anything but good things from what I've seen here). Thanks Cliffs: I have a Sony DSC-V3 that I am happy with, but think I could be happier with an XTi. Prove me right or wrong.