One of my new years resolutions is to do more activities, rather than sitting around watching TV all the time. I have already been interested in photography and already own a Canon Film SLR, and so I have decided to buy a digital SLR with money I got for christmas. I have pretty much decided that I am going to get the Digital Rebel XT / 350D as it is in the right price range (as opposed to the the 20D) and I prefer the Canon as I already have a nice Canon EF 75-300 lens that I use for long range shots on my film SLR. So, I have a couple of questions for those in the know. (Yes, I know I should probably ask these at dpreview but I figured I would try here first) 1) I have heard that the stock lens is a little on the weak side, would people recommend I just buy the body and get a different lens? 2) What lens would people suggest for a good general purpose lens? (preferably a Canon) lens? 3) Aesthetically, which is better, the silver or black body? Also, FYI, Canon seems to be doing a good rebate scheme right now, the more products you buy the bigger the rebate gets on each product. For example, buy a Digital Rebel XT and get a rebate of $75, but if you also buy a lens, you get a rebate of $150 on the Digital Rebel XT, plus a rebate on the lens.