My old friend Joel brought me back into photography some 25 years ago, loaned me his A-1, we bought T90's together, went out shooting together. After a while I switched to EOS for the autofocus, he went for the IXUS. I got a 5D, he got an S2-IS. Recently he's been complaining about the S2's lack of responsiveness, and what DSLR should he be looking at. While I directed his attention to the Rebel XS, I handed him an EOS 1 and a ten-pack of Ilford HP5 24exp. As I am just now getting into developing my own film, I was able to offer him free B&W processing. He's delighted with the camera, and I think he's getting excited about this 'film thing'.