I have been following your discussions on this forum for a while to learn more. I'm doing research to get a good camera for our daughters birthday. She is very serious about this, but I know close to nothing about cameras.
I have been looking at the 7D, but I can see it has been on the market for some time. I do not want to buy old tech.
Please come up with some nice advice about cameras and lenses, I'm looking at spending about 5k for a body and maybe 2-3 lenses.
If your daughter is serious about a camera, listen to her. She likely knows what she wants. Consider renting a camera and lens that she is interested in. $5000 is a lot to invest for a starter, a months rental would be reasonable before making a final choice.
Neither I nor anyone else can make a reasonable recommendation for equipment without knowing her experience level, and what kinds of things she wants to photograph. If she doesn't know, start small and then get the equipment that she needs to expand her photography as she gains experience.
If she is planning on attending photography school, they usually start with film cameras and progress to digital. They will tell her what to get for her classes. For serious photography, you need a serious computer, monitor, and software, so allocate money for that, its easy to spend $2500 and up on a pc and software.