Nice shot Brian!
Didn't the cat get annoyed by the flash? A friend of mine got bitten by his cat due to flash firing
Sounds like a nice set of fur gloves to me.
The 60D is a great camera coming from P&S cameras, but the T4i is going to be a super shooter if they put DigicV in it. At very least, wait until next month to figure out what the 'new cameras' are, most likely the price of the 60D will only improve.
Craig was nice enough to reply to an e-mail to me a few years back and recommended the 60D and the 15-85mm, which was a great setup. The only changeout I might suggest is the 24-105mmL which I got afterwards, but the 15 is nice on the crop body.
If you at all care about image quality, I really would shy away from cheaper glass over 100mm --- I have a 70-300 that I just plain hate. Honestly, I got a used 200mm F 2.8 L and I love it. I use it on my FF or with a TC (1.4) on my 60D with a monopod and lens ring and it's just awesome what I can get out of it.
So, in short (too late), go with a cheaper body and better glass if you can. LightRoom (and other software) have lens-specific correction for vignetting and barrel distortion, making lenses like the 15-85mm comparable to an L lens in a lot of circumstances.
Also, don't be afraid of used gear (lensrentals has a buy area that I've gotten 3 lenses from).