Interesting observation. I do like point and shoots but I liked my Sony F717. I loved having control vs everything on Auto like P&S cameras.
I am looking at the Rebel XTi model right now. Since my wife and I have store charges for several places, the 0% for 6 to 12 months is an attractive option right now. Why outlay the money up front when you can use their offer of "free" money. 0% are just ridiculous to begin since it works for people like the wife and I who pay off the balance well before the due date. So I was looking at the camera on Circuit City and Newegg for starters.
Thanks for the opinion keep them coming.