I just purchased a 60D myself. I had a canon Elan II 35mm film camera with multiple lenses. I got tired of lugging that around.
In '08 we went to Italy and with all the indoor photography there, I wanted a digital camera. After much internal debate, I chose a Canon G9. Could easily tuck that G9 in a pocket or my wife's purse.
The G9 takes great pictures- my Flickr pictures link =
Now I just got the 60D and it is fulfulling my need for an interchangeable lens camera. It takes great pictures and outshines the G9 in many areas, especially low light.
I now have two camera's that fit seperate niches. Both take great pictures. The G9 is my small & flexible go anywhere camera. Perfect for a Disney vacation or any place you don't want to lug a larger digital camera around.
But when I want the "better" camera, out comes my 60D that helps fullfill my quest for more artistis photography.