Dudes and dudettes, thanks to all who have helped me struggle through my indecision. I was truly torn on what to get. Started thinking the XTi was the way to go but while I loved the features, the ergos just didn't sell me. Enter the Nikon D80/Canon 30D(20D)/Pentax K10D debate for me. In the end, I knew I wanted the 30D despite it being the most expensive of the group. Just like the Canon ergos and IQ the most. That said, I took the plunge this morning and ordered one up. Should arrive in time for the weekend and I simply can't wait!
FYI, I went with a refurb from Adorama with the kit lens for $950! Seemed like a good deal to me given what I've seen and Adorama gets good reviews so....giddyup!