My dad is a professional photographer and I used to be much more meticulous about the pictures that I take. Over the years, I've become lazier and lazier with taking pictures. That, however, seems to have changed recently as I moved to Asia and find myself traveling a lot both for work and for fun and wanting to take many more quality pictures. I recently bought a Canon Powershot G7 thinking it has everything that I need, from full manual to point-and-shoot. It's also "compact" in size that would be easy to travel with. However, after about five months of use, I'm wondering if I should have gotten a Rebel xTi instead (I did consider it when I bought the G7). The G7 seems a bit slow at releasing the shutter both in daylight and at night time. Recently, at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, I noticed I couldn't capture a lot of the shots even at the right settings. In the last week, I have tried to take many night shots and also found the shutter release very slow. I also long for a wider angle lens. I know I can add the conversion kit for the G7 but not entirely sure that's what I want. I know one's a dSLR and one's not, but I still can't decide if I really need a dSLR or if the G7 has what I really need. Suggestions? Advice? Thanks!