I'm at the end of my return period for my T1i. I'm impressed by the T1i and still learning a lot (as you've noticed from my other threads). I've got a couple of lenses on the way... the 17-55 f2.8 IS USM and the 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM. I should decide now, whether I'm going to stick with the T1i for awhile or if I should leverage my exchange period to upgrade to the 50D. What I've realized in the two weeks of owning the T1i is that the most important things a camera must do are: - Focus accurately - Be easy to use This is where the 50D seems to have an advantage. In terms of focus, it has the same 9 points, but all are cross-type and can take advantage of added sensitivity with my f2.8 lens. The T1i only has 1 such focus point in the center with the others being less sensitive. The 50D also seems easier to use with the rear wheel and thumbstick. There's also the fact that my lenses may look ridiculous on my small T1i body. Hence, I'm lured by the easy $300 upgrade now. But I'm also conscious of the fact that I've barely sunk my teeth into this hobby yet and the T1i, and of course, there's always a better camera body just around the corner. I have no idea when the 50D is due for a refresh. So any thoughts on whether I should keep the T1i, exchange it now for a 50D, or possibly use it and later decide if I want to take advantage of the next step up down the road. Input is greatly appreciated.