As a hobbyist, my wife & I have both enjoyed the digital pictures we've taken using our Canon EOS 450D(In the US, it is equivalent to the Canon EOS Rebel XSi) that we bought as a kit(lens included: Canon EF-S 18-55mm). Then, just a few weeks ago we upgraded the lens to Canon EF-S 18-200 mm F3.5-5.6IS. The satisfaction was really invigorating. Its a testimonial that I've posted in my Acobay account.
Speaking of Acobay, its a new social network site where you can share your stuffs and get connected with other people who share the same interest. Its still in the beta release as of now and the circle is growing bigger.
In life, it pays to know that you are connected. Whether it be a network of pet lovers or even book network, the common treads and experience will make you feel related.
Now for the camera enthusiast like me and my wife, lets share and live the passion.