Hello, I'm new to the forum, and while this is not my first SLR, it is my first DSLR. I did some searches and read some old threads about the XS vs XSi, and decided not to get the XS with the 75-300 lens. Basically, I realize the XS has a slightly clearer picture (5.7 pitch vs 5.1), and I want the best body for the dollar at the moment, but I don't have a LOT of money to spend on it. So my next question is how do you all feel about refurbished products? I found some on adorama.com - a xsi with 18-55 IS lens for $479, or the XS with the 18-55 IS lens for $399. Is it worth the extra $79, or should I get the xs and put that extra $80 towards the 55-250 lens? Or should I go with a new product? (adorama offers a 1 yr warranty on refurb.) Thanks a lot for any suggestions!