1998 - 2008 -> Canon Rebel G
2008 - 2009 -> Panasonic Lumix - PS(do not remember the model)
2009 - 2010 -> Xsi, kits + tamron 90mm
2011 - now -> 7D + 100 2.8L IS
2011 - now -> 230HS as secondary camera for family outings.
1998 - 2008 -> Canon Rebel G. Still have it. Really liked it and made loads of images.
While visiting Canada in 2008, my wife bought Panasonic Lumix(it was a PS, do not remember the model). I used Rebel G and Lumix for a month and fell in love with Lumix. I liked the flexibility of digital camera. So I stopped using my Rebel and used Lumix till 2009. I started feeling that the flexibility of the Lumix was limited only to digital vs Roll. I couldnt control lot of parameters that I was able to in Rebel G. Arrival of my kid was the "reason
" to upgrade to digital SLR and I moved to Canon XSi. Bought kit lenses too. That was a good jump for me. Bought Tamron 90mm and rarely used kit lenses after that. In 2010 my XSi and Tamron 90mm broke almost at the same time. So one more round of upgrade
. Bought 7D and Canon 100mm 2.8L IS. 7D and 100mm was very bulky for family tours, So bought Canon 230 HS IS as secondary camera. My current thinking is no plans to upgrade to a new body till 7D works, but you never know.