Cost of Rebel XT w/ lens: $900
minus $75 rebate: $825
minus 5% coupon: $780
minus 1.57% A9.com discount: $766
minus Amazon GC in pocket: $753
minus $30 for Amazon Visa application: $723
plus $30 for probably failing Visa application: $753
plus $100 for (extra?) CF card: $853
plus $??? for faster, sharper lens: $???
plus $??? for photogenic experiences: $???
Sigh. I can talk myself out of anything. I don't know. This would be easier if I knew a) what and when the next big thing in cameras would be and b) what and when the next big thing in my life would be. Or even what I want it to be.
I'm not closing the Amazon window tab yet.