So I keep on shopping and comparing and looking at my budget. The Canon 40D is still at the top of my list, but I didn't realize it didn't come with video capability. I'd be losing a lot of function if I got the next lower tier model, Rebel T1i, but I'd save some money and have HD video. Torn. Grrr.
Besides the back and forth, it's been so fun to shop and daydream about what all I'm going to learn with an SLR camera. I almost have anxiety attacks with my internal dreams of grandeur. Wouldn't it be awesome if I could really make a side job out of it? Sit at my boring day job, but anticipate photo shoots in the evenings and on the weekends? Then more fun with editing photos. Candy for my soul.
Anyway, that is all for now. I'll go back to playing with Lightroom Beta.