I have used the Canon 20D with the kit lens and love the camera and lens.
The only problem is the lens cap.
Much too easy to lose it.
I suggest you get a tether for the lens cap.
sorry for posting so many times, but now i'm considering Canon 20D.
i went to the store and checked out Digital Rebel, Digital Rebel XT, and the 20D.
I love everything about the XT except for the awfully small grip - i put on a 70-300mm lens and there was a weird sort of balance. not sure how stable it will be.
I can also choose to buy that additional grip, but in that case it would make more sense to shell out the bucks for the 20D.
Thing is, I'm not that professional either, so the 20D and all its functions may just be a waste on me.