Again All.... Thank you for all your input, suggestions on accessories and alternative combinations. I've decided to get the 6D with the kit lens. I want to get the kit lens as I really want to play with different length options, ISO and SS to get real life experiences on different combinations. So no primes as of yet.
To Ecka & ZV: Agreed. My focus is to get the basics and grow with the camera. Add things if I need to. I don't find the need for a flash or a tripod initially. I'm sure I will add when I know what I'm doing a bit more. Only planning to get the UV filter at the moment ( I think?!?) to protect the lens. For tripods... I know they have their place. I have never used one before but I actually love using my body to get the shots. It somehow makes me feel the photo so much more. Quiet shutter is of course my preference and glad 6D accommodates that as well.
I don't use UV filters, so I don't have one, because in my shooting environments the chance of damaging front glass element is very low. No UV filter adds anything good to the picture, quite opposite, you are trading some of the goodness for safety. So, if dust and moisture are not your only concern, then make sure that the glass you are putting to protect your lens is a tough one, "bulletproof"
. Otherwise, (IMHO) it's not worth it. Most of the UV filters break much easier than the lens glass itself.
To VividColors: Thanks for your input and taking the time to look at my pictures. It makes me more confident on my choice for going for the 6D.
To Pato: If we can afford it, 6D seems to be it. I can see what you mean about the EF Lenses. It was a concern for me also. That is why I have decided to go with the kit with 24-105... Roughly, the lens is around 1100 and the body is 2000. You do the math. In the mean time, you are getting a great camera and a great lens. I doubt I will be looking for any other lens other than a couple of much cheaper primes. So, at this point I am not even worrying about the EF lens prices. If the day comes to buy a EF lens that is really expensive, I will assume somehow I am making real good money from this hobby. At that point, the cost will be funded by the hobby and I'll be writing it off as a business expense.
Well, if there was an equivalent EF-S lens for every EF lens and just as good, then they would be just as expensive (or even more). For example, 24-105L beats the EF-S 17-55/2.8 in every way - build, DoF, IQ, focal range, while both are similar in size, weight and price. Take a look at EF 28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM, the EF-S equivalent would be 17-85/2.2-3.5 IS USM, I doubt that it would be any smaller, better or cheaper. Actually, I'd prefer 6D+28-135/3.5-5.6 over 60D+17-55/2.8. So, I call this myth busted