You never go full retard
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: back in the gym.
x2 on the EOS 30D. I've got one and love it. I'd say it's perfect for an entry level professional camera. Good pictures aren't going to just come from the camera itself though, it's the perfect lighting and knowing how to compensate for the not so perfect lighting, photo composition, but more importantly it'll be in the lenses you buy. You can't expect good pictures without spending the money on good lenses. Just keep that in mind.
The best thing to do is go to a store and handle them. I can't stand how the Nikon D40 and D50 feel because they have smaller grips, and that goes for the Rebel too. You want something that will be comfortable for you.
Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, "Pick up your shovel, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land." Nearly 75 years ago, Roosevelt said,"Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel, this is the Promised Land." Now Obama has stolen your shovel..., taxed your asses, raised the price of camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!