I pulled my old 300d kit out of mothballs today. The first thing I noticed was how well it fit in my hand and how solid it felt. Then I noticed the lcd info display on the back of the camera (equivalent of the xxD top display). I compared it to my T2i and really could see, and feel, the size difference. I know the Rebel line has progressed a lot technologically, but it sure seems that it's gone the other direction as far as ergonomics is concerned.