First, thanks for opening the thread and reading. I realize these sorts of threads are a dime a dozen.
I'm shooting on a T2i, and though I feel my skills are beginning to yearn for a more advanced body, I'd rather spend the money on glass.
I don't really have a specific subject I focus on and my needs, or more accurately, desires, are: low-light performance, IQ, and reach -- all on a wide zoom.
I'm keen on the 17-55, as it offers wide angle, low-light performance, and the best IQ of the bunch, though it lacks reach and covers the same range of my 18-55 kit lens.
I could pick up the 15-85, which has excellent IQ, and gain the reach but at the expense of low-light performance. That's where the Sigma 30 1.4 comes in, fulfilling that need.
I'm not sure what to do and any advice and/or insight is, of course, greatly appreciated.