Wow, I was out all day today and just checked in. Thanks for all the replies.
Ya know, I do have 2 430EXII's and pocket wizards so stills really are not a problem if I get off my behind and set things up
So I guess really that boils my concern down to video indoor situations (dear hubby always wants video of the grandkids) where flash is not going to help me and I am not about to get into a full lighting package.
Sooo, I'm sensing a split between the new primes I referenced and the 17-55 in opinions here. If I zero-in on best for indoor video
(assuming I will actually set up my flashes for stills), does this modify anyone's opinion here?
Lastly, I am oh so aware of the 60D's shortcoming regarding lack of AFMA
and will only buy used or new locally so I can assess any back or front focusing issues. Waiting to snap up a used 7D when the new 5DIII gets announced.