In late april 2009, I have bought the small Canon 500D. The main reasons for this choice is to have a reflex camera with video (I want to take videos with the Canon EF lenses!) and the 15 megapixel APS-C sensor, that allows to make very precise lens tests and to take photos of distant subjects (birds, wildlife) with good quality.
I'm not going to publish a traditional review of the 500D. Instead, I'll publish here a "500D blog": what I learn every day from tests and experiences in the field with the 500D!