A week ago, I noted that I'd taken my 3000th picture with my Digital Rebel. I actually took # 3000 on April 30.
Today I took my 4000th. That's over 1000 pictures in 10 days.
I think I'm starting to get a better feel for the limits of the autofocus on this camera and I'm feeling more confident about putting it on manual in situations where the autofocus can't do the job. As soon as I get my computer upgraded so I can actually look at a lot of pictures without putting myself through purgatory, I'll be able to see if that confidence is justified, or if I'm just taking a lot of out-of-focus pictures.