It's funny how people equate weight with quality. I prefer the manufacturer to leave out the weights that are sometimes added to the cases of consumer electronics to give a quality "feel". I heard the same crap when I was researching my P&S. People were bashing the light feel of the Lumix FZ7. Myself I thought - Great! Less to accelerate it to the ground if I drop it. I held the 40D and prefered the light feel of the XSi. To each his own.