Like many others, I just joined recently. This site is not new to me, but just been reading more than posting reply. I'd been taking picture of my kids for some 5-6 years now, but never could get the picture right when I wanted. Sometimes the picture turned out great and other times, what happened. Didn't dawn on me that I should start using the other exposure other than 'Full Auto'. Didn't know a thing about ISO, Aperture, Shutter, etc... Then invested in the 7D a year and a half ago and decided that if I should maximize my investment. Since then, it has been an on-going journey into learning the ropes of digital photography. I have to admit that the learning curve was more than I originally anticpated. However, I love photography and outside of work, the camera stays close by me to capture that one fleeting moment of whatever comes my way, especially my kids. Hoping to go to full-frame next year (yes, with the 5D3).
+1 For being Candid
Some people will tell you to learn before you buy equipment, but your path is a valid one as well. As long as you are committed to keep learning, you will find a lot of help in this wonderful site.