Originally Posted by CJOttawa
For what it's worth, higher end cameras will yield better results on full auto. The Rebel isn't noted for being high end. It will take excellent photos if you tell it what to do.
Honestly OP, search the internet for a basic digital photography site and memorize it. Get yourself out of using Full Auto and into using Manuel and Av modes. Take control of your camera and it will reward you.
Won't worry about equipment at this point. Honestly, with photography, use what you have and in time you'll know exactly what you really need.