I'm going crazy reading and re-reading all the reviews, looking at pictures etc. I am getting a new general purpose lens today! I have a long weekend and want to get out there and shoot! I've got the Canon 350D and just bought a 50mm f/1.4. I've decided I don't want to lug around too many lenses so for the time being, I am just going to replace the kit 18-55mm. This means I will need some versatility in the lens. I have looked at Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 but have heard while the pictures are sharp, build quality is not as good as Canon and with less features. The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L looks amazing and I like that it's wider but is crazy expensive. At the same time, I want something that will last and have good resale value. The Canon 24-105mm f4 also looks great and adds some focal length but again, very expensive. The cheaper Canon models I've looked at have not received great reviews, those being the 28-135mm and others. I've decided I want quality first and am willing to pay for it. I'm even selling stuff on ebay! What is your vote for best general purpose lens? Thanks guys. Greatly appreciate it!!