A 7D or A 5Dmk3 is the camera you'd want. Tough as nails but also small with excellent IQ.
Doesn't anyone read? He said he already bought a 60D. Oh and there is nothing "small" about a 7D or a 5Dmk3 :p
I wouldn't get too hung up on L lenses either, especially if you are operating on a budget. There are some great Sigma, Tamron, Tokina lenses out there that will really save you some $ over the Canon competition. Just be sure to read the reviews on any lens before you buy it, if you haven't checked out these sites yet they're a great place to look for in-depth reviews:http://www.the-digital-picture.com/http://photozone.de/
Note I didn't link Ken Rockwell
Ok he's probably not as bad as most people think it just depends how seriously you take him...