I Wouldn't Change My Canon EOS Digital Rebel
I purchased my Canon Digital Rebel DSLR back in 2006 from a random online store, body only, as an upgrade to my aging EOS rebel that I still love and adore. To date, I've taken about 3,500 shots. I'm strictly an amateur/hobby photographer.
I was blown away at the great resolution and how easy it was to program/change settings like exposure and aperture on the fly. Being able to see a variety of settings through the viewfinder was great in those situations where I couldn't (or didn't dare) move the camera away from my subject.
I've used the camera for everything from macro work to landscapes, head shots to white boxes. It's versatile, easy to use, and- for the price- exactly what I needed.
My beloved DSLR isn't all roses and rainbows, though. The built-in flash, as you should expect, is all but useless. This can make indoor shots difficult, but a good external flash and some smart lighting choices make it bearable.
I also have trouble occasionally with the autofocus at the extreme ends of all my lenses. The viewfinder could be a little larger and for candids, it would be great if you could use the rear display as a viewfinder like a normal point-and-shoot.
All in all, for only a few hundred dollars, this camera was and is rock solid. I wouldn't trade it for anything... except maybe it's latest iteration. ;)