I've been staring at the specs for the Nikon D40 (and D40x), Canon Digital Rebel XT/350D (and XTi/400D), and the Pentax K100D (and K100D Super) for over a year. 6 megapixels vs. 10, shake reduction in camera, dust removal, weight, lenses, reputation ... I've been mulling this one pretty heavily, more than on our last car purchase (Toyota Sienna with all the geek family features like navigation and dvd ... a no brainer ;)
I had a target rig of camera, basic 18-55mm lens, zoom lens somewhere between 200-300mm, polarizers for both, rechargeable batteries, a couple of reasonable-sized SD cards, and a bag; my budget was ~$750 for the whole deal. Thus, I waited. And waited. And waited. And it was getting closer and closer to working out as long as I mail ordered from someplace in BFE ... then Black Friday came.
Expect pictures soon. =]