exAudiGuy - Glad it was a good upgrade. Actually, I didn't think that the 18-55 stock lens was as bad as everyone makes out. I got many great images with it. But f2.8 and 3-stop IS really make the 17-55 attractive for more challenging indoor photography and landscapes (I hate carrying a tripod).
I really want to upgrade the 300D too, but it's a matter of priority and I chose not to splurge and get both.... yet. The 300D is still a pretty decent camera overall if you can get enough light to the sensor to use <800iso.
2006 330i - ZSP/ZPP/ZCW/i-Drive/Steptronic