Hey guys, Marcus here.
I just recently picked up my T2i/550d, and I'm loving it already. As soon as I got it I immediately jumped into full manual, and I must admit, it's pretty impressive what you can do with this camera.
Oddly enough, I bought this camera for the video quality (as I am a cinematographer), not for the stills. The camera has (nearly) the same functions as the big daddy, the 7D. Therefore, I opted for the cheaper route to save some money for lenses, accessories, etc.
I own my own youtube channel that mirrors my username here (xeroedeffects), in which I produce visual effects as well as the occasional 3D animation.
Anyways, I'm usually fairly active in forums, especially fairly small ones, so you'll see me around quite a bit in the future.