Rather than repeat my rather lengthy series of posts in the other thread I shall just link to the first one so you can scroll through it:
dman: Hey, as you're also looking around for the best "DSLR" on a budget may I humbly suggest the Panasonic GH2? Even cheaper, and I'd argue in many ways better.
Jaxson: No worries dman, I'm actually quite interested in your thoughts on this, and apologies if it came off any other way. US $499 is definitely on the money.
Chainsaw: Congrats, yeah nice that Pentax produce a sealed(ish) kit lens to go with it. I was always happy enough with my Pentax 18-55.
dman: Yes you can put Magic Lantern on both of them.