WOW, thanks for the reply's guys. Let me tell you a little about me... I currently have a Fuji DSLR (integrated lens). NO manual controls (except whether to use the flash) 10x zoom, 3MP. Why I want to upgrade:
Number 1 reason is my kids are involved in sports (DD 11 is in softball, DS 6 is in soccer). The Fuji forces you to snap the picture before you want to snap the picture (does that make sense?) You try to follow the action and still end up with a leg sticking out of one side of the frame.
Number 2 is continuous shot (same reason as #1)
Number 3 is the ability for manual controls. I learned photography in HS (including developing my own film), but that's been 20 years ago. I do know enough to know when I want a shallow or deep DOF and fast or slow shutter speed.
Number 4 is battery life. The lens on the Fuji (while nice) eats the batteries extending & retracting. When you change the batteries, you need to reset the time... a pain. Do you need to do that on the Rebels?
I plan to use it to take pictures of the kids athletic events, happenings around the house, vacations, etc.