I fell into my GAS solution (that probably sounds dangerous to an outsider)...
I've been looking for a small camera for my wife for YEARS. I've purchased her 3 cameras and none have the combination of qualities she wants. Finally, I asked about the SL1... I told her it's the smallest DSLR in the world. I got it in her hands and SHE LOVES IT! Now, we "share" all of my lenses and she's pretty excited about it!
I've also been teaching her all about the basics of knowing your gear (aperture, SS, ISO) and this whole process has actually been really good for our marriage as it's giving us a common hobby to REALLY engage in where we didn't have one before other than favorite TV shows.
Oh... and... she's HOT. I'm a pretty lucky husband