I have been enjoying my Xsi for about 2 years and getting better shots every day. With this added success, I have been wishing for a better body and new glass, but my wife insisted that we needed other things for the house before I could get a new camera. As my luck would have it, just a couple weeks ago my Xsi just up and died. When I called canon to get the camera fixed, I was influenced to listen to the CLP pitch. I loved it and was able to convince my wife that it would actually save money if she would let me upgrade to a 50d kit because I could get a better lens and camera for much less than what it would cost if I got the Xsi fixed (because I would still want a new camera and even better glass). She agreed and my 50d kit arrived today. Imagine my happiness... right up until I inserted the battery to again find no power, which was the same problem that I had with the Xsi. I have already spoken to the Canon service department, and they will get it fixed under warranty - but still a complete buzz kill.
Trying to stay positive, but at this point I must say that I'm a little disappointed with Canon. So if you have any positive stories about Canon or your gear, I'd love to hear it about now.