Gesture: Yes, $1,000 for a "beginner's" camera. But when I see how little $250-$350 buys for a compact camera at a store like Target these days, I understand.
Didn't they discontinue the T2i? They're at a risk, in my opinion, of losing the appeal to consumers as opposed to pros. $1000 for the kit is inching the way up higher than the average lay person can afford, in my opinion. But one pays for quality?