I have been a die hard Canon user for over 35 years now, I've had Film camera's AE and AE1 and AE1 Program that I used to do Weddings with. I've had 2 other DSLR's in the past, the Rebel XTi and XSi and I've loved them both, though with all the updates to the cameras I feel they've fallen behind. So decided to see what else was out there and found the T3i and I'm happy already and I've only taken a few hundred shots in the last few days! I agree there's more to this camera then I'll probably ever use, as I'm a die hard Manual fan, I need control over what I'm shooting to be sure I'm getting what I want. I've tried some of the video which I've never done before and it appears that my San Disk 48mb Class 10 card isn't fast enough, it keeps shutting down after a few secs. No problem, not what I got the camera for. With all my older cameras, I never felt the need for an IS lens, with this one I got my first one, and I'm sold on them now, and I'm drooling over a 150-600 IS lens that's gonna set me back a bit though would REALLY improve my love of Canon Cameras! Keep up the great work Canon, you've got a fan for life here!