Nice shots, Brisc0!
The digital rebel is essentially identical to my 10D. The only differences between the two are body construction/weight, some firmware options, and about $500. It's a great camera offering lots of versitility. You will not regret getting it!
What lens were you using? Did you get the package 18-55 EF-S lens? To be honest, I wasn't too impressed with that lens in the store - I just didn't like the manual focus system. I have the 28 - 135 IS lens - I use it for about 75% of my shots including macro and snapshots with flash - a great lens, IMHO