Thank you for your recommendations! I actually just finished looking in to those lenses and the 17-50 and 85/1.8 seem promising.
So I'm a little confused, would getting a T2i with one of those two lenses be able to generate a crisp image with reasonable color depth? In basics, bumping up to the 60D am I basically just purchasing the added settings and such? Bear with me, I'm learning as I go.
I don't plan on going professional, but I do expect more from my photographs. I can't complain my p&s has brought me a long way, but sometimes I get great pictures and just wish they wouldn't look so "soft", like have a more crisp focus and be able to experiment a little, and challenge myself.
The T2i, T3i, 60d, and 7d all have the same sensor so you're not paying more for a better sensor, you're paying more for additional features such as FPS, focus systems, build, etc etc.
For example, a Rebel will only do full stops ISO like 800/1600/3200 where as xxD/xD will do 1/3 as well like 800/1000/1250/1600 etc.