mark1992, Julian and crayzie418,
Thanks for your super quick replies and your warm welcome...Mark - "mystical AF issues"..??? LOL
I used Nikon for many years from the 12-24 to the 300 2.8 VR, D700/D3 and a bunch of other stuff..Gitzo, Wimberley...etc.
I got "furloughed" and all the stuff HAD to go (the order came from the "Final Authority"..hahaha)
I used a Leica D-Lux 4 and a Canon G10 for a bit, but had to have a DSLR. Never had a Canon, so I thought, maybe its time to switch! Besides, I used a friend's 50D and the jpegs out of the camera were lovely..bright, contrasty, vivid and sharp as hell, whereas my D700 had anaemic looking images straight out of the camera and most of the time I had very little time to post process! so 7D, it was.