Good Morning to all. Hope the Christmas was good and the New Year will be better. Let me start this with background: I am 52, and Retired Military. I am a greenhorn at Photography. I have a 40D which I really enjoy shooting. I have no desire to make money off this new hobby, just get good. Now to the meat. I do NOT get the results I feel I should when I take pictures. It might be the kit lenses I use or techniques or something. I have been shooting for a year now but not everyday. I don't want to nor do I have the money to chase things which is where the problem comes in. I have read an awful lot about the Nikon and have talked to a lot of people that really enjoy the Nikon and produce superb pictures. I am considering changing from the Canon to the Nikon D2X (a friend that takes sports pictures for a living has one). All that said, is it worth the trouble and expense to change? Am I going to be just as unhappy with results because of lack of skills. I have been around the world a few times and know that I just need to practice. But I also know that sometimes. the first thing you pick up, wether it is a tennis racket, set of tires on your car, brand of coffee, and yes even a camera, well sometimes it just dosen't fit. This is the only place that I feel I can ge a non biased opinion (anyplace else?) on what to do, or if my thinking is warped. Thanks so much for this web site. I really enjoy it. I seem to understand the people better than the canon web site. Regards and God Bless to all. Ray (Msgt) Parker Wichita KS.