Alright, so I've finally decided it's time for me to step up and buy a digital SLR. I've had various digital cameras for over 10 years, but have always gone with point and shoot models due to expense... lower prices and an upcoming trip are convincing me to pull the trigger. Here's my dilemma: I'm going to stick in the low range, and have done a lot of research on cameras in my price point. I think I'm going to go with either to Pentax K100D or the Canon Digital Rebel XT. I've always been a fan of Canon digital cameras (and film cameras, for that matter) so that's a big plus for that model. I haven't used a Pentax since college, and that was a K1000! Other than that, I like the Pentax because it's $100 less. However, it's only 6.1 megapixels (versus 8.1 for the Canon). Then again, the Canon scores very poorly on auto-focus while the Pentax has a great image stabilizer built in which seems to score very well in online reviews. So you can see my indecision... I was hoping some of you folks could help me figure out which to go with. If it helps any, Id be using the included lens on both, and probably wouldn't be buying any new lens or accessories for at least a year. If people could comment on stuff like battery life, image quality, weight, etc, that would be useful too. I've read about all this online, but I'd rather hear candid comments in a forum like this than technical reviews... Thanks for the help!