Why is it that i am constantly being put down by people with cannons? specifically my comisioners wife? she hs a cannon xsi i think it is whichever is the older the xsi or xti i forget (my roomate has the same one and does great work with it). anyways im getting all kinds of flack becuase my pictures arent the greatest because i have really thrown myselfinto learning manual shooting and she is telling my how i wasted all thismoney on my camera and gear and how her camera is so much better, when i askedher what she uses she just said automatic, what else do you use. I am a bit lost and slightly offended that while i am attempting to give my camera the workout it deserves i am getting put down for trying it becuase there is an auto mode. She also keeps telling me how much better the cannon pics are compared to anything i have evre shown her on here. Please noone take offense to this as i have loved the majority of what i see here. My roomate usually shoots in the auto or priority modes and has GM take quite a few of her photos for their blog site, while my commisioners wife has never posted a single picture to the net. My roomate does have a flare for shooting cars and does a great job esspecially with the corvetes (which is what gm usually steals lol) but this woman just doesnt want ot hear it. Anyone have some advice on what i might want to say the next time im there? I was recently on vacation and showing off my vac pics brought all this up. I was at a fellow nikon users house (and he is a verytallented phtographer who really helped me get the camera set right nad really get me some good practice in shooting) Thanks for listening to my rants and i take any advice as im getting tired of the mine is beter than yours and everyone elses.