I've been a Canon fan ever since I sold video cameras at a crappy little appliance store (about 20 years ago). They (Canon) were simply the best quality, and there lenses were superb. When I decided to buy my first slr/dslr I did ALOT of research. It was really easy, based on quality, features, and budget to choose my current Canon camera. I have learned quite a bit in a short time from this camera and this forum. I am convinced that I am the only thing holding this camera back from its true potential (for now).
Well really, the biggest reason I bought Canon is because my sister-in-law is a huge Nikon lover, and I really don't like my sister-in-law!