I went to Best Buy and played around with the t1i and the 50d. The overall feel of the 50d is much better for me then the t1i. I took my CF card and took some ISO3200 shots with the 50d and they arent too bad, very usable with noise ninja.
I forgot that the t1i uses an SD card, I will have to go back later this week with an SD card. Im curious as to how the t1i video shoots.
Yes i did the same thing 2 days ago, i tested held both the t1i and the 50d. The 50d did feel better. I was giving it a lot of thought on why the t1i didn't feel as good in my hands as i expected b/c of my small hands. I think i know what the problem was.. it didn't have a grip! This helps out soo much. It feels a lot more balanced. One thing i liked about both cameras was the quality of the 3 inch screen, Reviewing pictures was wow