Hehe. Okay. I am madly in love with this new camera from Sony, the Cyber-shot DSC-T7. Have you guys seen this yet? WOW! And it's so freaking thin! I got to see one in action when I went to E3 last month. Trouble is it's $499. I know, I know. I must have a thing for thin, electronic devices. I've begun the futile pursuit of justification. This clearly isn't good, I have lost round #1 of my wallet vs. Sony. I know I'd get a ton of use out of it, and it would last me forever (give or take). I have a big hard drive to fill up. I was even thinking I could make some money with it, doing freelance work for friends and family. Also could use it to shoot short movies and assemble slideshows for my non-profit group. But damn that is a lot of dough. A Mac Mini in fact. My heart is pretty set, I've done a bit of shopping. I've been using a Nikon Coolpix 3100. Pretty good images really, but horrible focus... and get this, it eats 2 AA batteries in a matter of minutes. I've been ebaying some stuff and I've already used 8 batteries. So what do you guys think? Is spending $500 on a digital camera criminal insanity, or a worthwhile investment for an amateur photographer (and lovers of thin devices)?