Well after a few weeks with 40D and about 700 shots, changing lens combinations, I can not for the life of me see why there was so much belly aching about this camera when it came out. I love it, and now in combination with the 17-85 IS and 70-300 IS I feel I am really set and ready to enjoy.
It is much like when I purchased the 1D MK III... I just couldnt understand all the complaints. Yet I am not a pro so I dont push my cameras to the extremes so I have to reserve judgement for that.
But in this class of camera I think it is one of Canons best.