After umming and aaring I eventually took the bait and have just collected my EOS350d. Battery is on charge as we speak I went for the standard kit as I'm new to the whole dslr thing. No doubt I'll end up getting hooked like many of you on here and purchase more lenses etc once I get a handle of it (in fact it was seeing one in the flesh so to speak on Saturday, and this forum which finally made my mind up for me to get it). Got a Ultra II 1gb Sandisk CD card for £40 (following wise advice on here I didn't go for anything faster or bigger, depending on how many images I take I can always purchase more cards). Come on battery - charge I say, CHARGE!!!!! Thanks again to those who gave me advice in making my choice.