can you shoot a roll of 36 and print for 13-14? a typical roll of film costs me 3-5+ bucks and processing is arount $15.60 for 4R which comes to a total of around 20 bucks. to me that sure makes me compose/select my shots more carefully knowing that each frame will cost me 55cts!!! this is THE major reason why most people are switching to digital - you just need hard disk space and a memory card for digital. i am contemplating just doing the processing and then getting the negatives scanned to CD and then printing the shots i want.
but back to the topic - to me, this, the post shooting cost - makes more of a difference than the camera cost. you will be amazed at the quality of shots my small and cheap ($90 new) olympus mju film compact can produce.