The newest member of the tech stuff family in our household is this shiny Canon EOS 40D.
Because the 40D is not a very significant upgrade from the Canon EOS 400D/Rebel XTi, most of my photography-savvy friends recommended going all the way to a [used] Canon EOS 5D. I’m really OK with the 40D so far.
Next items on my shopping list: lenses, lenses, lenses. 🙂 (Update: Got one. :D)