Camera bleg

My canon 2.1 megapixel digital camera is on its last legs, and I’m not too disturbed – it was always a pokey, annoying beast. I can’t count the times I brought it to photograph a concert or event and had to wait as the green light blinked for 5 seconds between shots. So sometime over the holidays (fuck you, O’Reilly) I want to buy a new camera. And I think I’m ready to spend the extra $100 and get a serious digital camera with the option of adding/attaching new zooms and lenses for serious photogging.

Basic question: Where to start? What’s a good brand? If the comments don’t work (how come the spammers can log in and no one else can?) email me at daveweigel at gmail.