Well I want to first say that you guys and gals are frickin awesome!! I have been reading your forums since last September, and have learned sooo much. I bought my 12" Powerbook about the same time and have loved every minute of it. If I had enough money I would change my entire house over to Macs, but you gotta start somewhere. I have been putting off actually posting on the forums becasue I know once I start I will be sucked in and be a constant presence here. Now to business. I have a little money to spend from my tax return and am not sure which way to go. I would love to start getting more serious about photography. We currently have a kodak 5mp digital camera, usually takign pictures of our 5 kids. I am somewhat unimpressed with the overall quality. I know alot has to do with the user not the device, but I would really like to take the plunge on a Nikon D50. I think that I will be able to take better pictures and now that my kids are gettign older I can take pictures at their sporting events. I also would like to build a base of pictures for web sites. I am startign to dabbel in them on my spare time. (With 5 kids, a full time job, and going to college full time, it is hard to find time.) My other interests are getting a Wacom tablet (I think a 6x8 would do). I have never used one but I think that I would get a lot of use out of it. Like I mentioned before starting to learn web design, and would love to learn photoshop and other designing applications. If I go this route I would also dump some money into books. To learn these things and for my intended profession in computer networking. I have found a lot of books that I want to read from O'reilly and alot of others. So to make it simple, should I go for the camera or the tablet and books? Oh wait, I also would throw in I really want a dell 24" widescreen monitor. That I guess it my third option. (Currently I use a dell 21" flatscreen CRT) I can only get one of these options so I need persuasion. All three would be great and I will probably get there eventually. I'm just not sure what would be the best to start. What would you do? Sorry if this is too long or if I have rambled on but I've never really posted anywhere before. Thanks in advance, and I can't wait to get to know alot of you better.