Welcome to SAS, Amy! We ARE a friendly bunch. It's good to be SAS-y.
I've been drooling over SLR's too. Which are you considering? The only store we have close to go check them out in person near here is Staples. I had a lot of fun snapping photos of the shelves at Staples with the Rebel (lol). When I go to my mom's at Easter, there a lot more shopping choices so I'm planning a really good drool session next weekend. I won't likely buy any of them, but at least I'll have seen them in person. It's so hard figuring out which one you want whe you're only looking at them online. You may be able to get a better price online, but there's no way to actually shop for them online if you don't know what you want, or so I've found.