To finish up my camera story:
Last night I excitedly drove over to Best Buy to pick up my new camera. There was, of course, a line at the Customer Service so I went on over to the camera area to get my camera and save some time. Hour long story short, they don't sell my earlier camera anymore, so I got to UPGRADE at no extra charge. I was giddy all night. I now hold in my hands the Canon T2i verses the Canon T1i. What a wonderful misfortune.