Hi, For years my wife and I had SLR, she a Nikon, I a Canon, but it's been long since we used film and now we have a simple point and shoot, and we miss terribly a SLR, or something more pro than a Coolpix. I'm seriously thinking on getting a G11 or 12, love the designs and dials... but she want something more like a traditional camera, big lens, etc... so in that price range I find the Rebel. I know the big difference is the possibility of changing lens, but truth be told, I'll buy one lens and that will be all. How well one can control depth of field on a G12? That is something really important to me. So really I'm looking for some advice, I'm kind of lost. What would you recommend in the $500 price range? Thanks in advance.