Hey, guys. My life has just been validated by my principal, who accepted my proposal to waive two years of art, and hopefully it'll get done. So now I'm happy. On topic-wise, my mother's crappy Kodak digital (don't ask, don't comment, PLEASE, it's what she wanted) has finally died, and we are free to buy a new camera. For her, I'm thinking of getting the Canon PowerShot SD700 IS. It's small, has image stabilization, etc. However, I'd like to get my own camera. I'm torn between getting one of those, and a beginner's dSLR. Here's the deal. The Olympus E-500 is selling for 669.99 USD at costco, a big bargain club. It comes with both the 14-45mm and 40-150mm lenses, and looks great. I will probably get an Olympus flash for it, either the -36 or the -50 (God only knows what the model numbers are). I'm not a huge photographer, nor am I a professional. However, I do enjoy photography, don't get me wrong. I don't have a lot of lenses at home, so no brand loyalty is factoring in, and I am not going to be doing any serious crazy photography with this. From your experience, is this camera (A) worth buying, (B) a good camera, and (C) appropriate for me? I can't buy anything super expensive, and I don't have any accessories for other brands to sway me (IE old Nikon lenses. although I do have konica). Thanks!