As an American, I don't want that Speedlight, since I already own and like a 270EX that I use with my G10. My big complaint about the U.S. kit is Canon's choice of kit lens. The camera isn't exactly optimized for street photography by enthusiast photographers and soccer moms probably would have preferred the 18-55 zoom. Then there is the fact that we can't buy a body only, without a kit lens, plus, as you mention, the price of the adapter. Canon should almost be giving those adapters away.