I must say this is a very informative and interesting forum. You have helped me select my lens and also save me a lot of time looking around (and money too, because your price guides are really helpful). Thank you.
Although I have always owned a digital camera (since the Canon S10 was introduced), i never really got around to shooting other than in the "auto" mode i.e. point and shoot. Currently I own the 10D, F717 and the Pentax 550. Shamefully I mostly employ them in auto mode. But after following this forum for a few months I've resolved to get out of my lazy ways and start tinkering with that Dial.