"So far, this appears to be the ideal camera for me."4.5 starson by jcallas
Pros: Ease of use. While there are cameras that will do more, the XSi has enough features for me. Unlike some photographers, I find this camera a joy to use and hold as I have relatively small hands.
Cons: Nothing at this time. I did my homework before I invested in this camera. It would be nice to have a two year warranty like Nikon, but Canon builds quality products and it should last me for years.
Summary: After a year of trying out DSLR's and reading countless reviews, I purchased the XSi. I really enjoy using it and am looking forward to acquiring a couple of nice lenses (a wide angle or primary and a zoom are high on my wish list) and being more "photographically active".
It fits nicely in my hands and is easier for me to use than the larger Canons and some of the better Nikons.
I considered the T1i but for the price difference, which is mainly to add HD movie capability, the XSi was an choice. I can put the $300 I save into a quality lens.