I'm sure many people hate these posts, but I figured it was worth a shot in asking. I currently have a Canon Powershot S5 IS, and while I love the camera I've decided to join the world of DSLR photography, but I just haven't quite figured out which camera to start me off with. I basically have two choices, and since I'm new to DSLRs I have an idea of which one of the two you guys will suggest. The Canon Digital Rebel XSI which comes out in April or the Canon EOS-40D. I'll give you a little idea on why I'm choosing between the two and then you can make your choice on which one would suit me best. I love to photograph anything and everything. I wouldn't say I'm someone who takes pictures of something in particular but I do love sunset photography. I plan to do lots of HDR photos too, so that's also a factor. I'm interested in macro shots too, but haven't yet played around with that too much yet. I'm also thinking of this as more of a long term purchase. I find myself buying a new camera almost every year because the camera is just slightly missing out on something I want etc. In this case would that mean that if I chose an XSI over the 40D that I would be missing anything from the 40D? I'm a huge photography fan and want to continue taking more and more photographs now and figure it's time to invest in some good equipment rather than a $300 point and shoot. I don't mind the cost difference between the two either, so that's not an issue. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks guys.