So, I am in the market for my first dSLR and am very passionate about photography. I just want to upgrade beyond my Canon P&S (which has treated me very well). I have read a mind numbing amount of reviews recently comparing my 2 choices, the Canon Rebel T1i & Nikon D5000. Naturally, I am driving myself crazy like usual when I review products I'm interested in purchasing (due diligence to an absurd level if you will). My question isn't WHICH camera to choose, but rather what aspects of each matter the MOST to those who have been using dSLRs for a while. What I like about the Canon over the Nikon: -The LCD specs and I don't care for the swiveling screen of the Nikon - Depth of field control -14 bit RAW vs 12 bit -All lenses can AF & possibilities seem greater to expand into better lenses (price) -MUCH easier to change settings like ISO & aperture w/o going through menus -Lighter in weight What I like about the Nikon over the Canon: -Faster continuous shooting -Advanced scene modes (although I plan to shoot mostly in manual) From those points alone it seems like I should just go with the Canon but my big problem is looking at comparison shots between the 2 models, I think I like Nikon's more (though I'm having trouble locating side by side RAW comparisons). Also, looking through Flickr shots using each camera, I like what people have done with the Nikon more as well, Canon vs Nikon. Of course, BETTER photographers could be taking the Nikon shots as opposed to the Canon but who knows. If it helps at all, the main thing I like to shoot is landscapes, macro, & want to delve into the world of HDR. Excuse this extremely long post but I just want to lay it all out here for people who know what they are doing! Thanks in advance!