I am in the Photograhy world for approx.27 years. I started of with a Pentax KX SLR, which I still use today. I have used a number of SLR's and bought the Pentax ist DS, when it was launched.
I am every bit a Pentax fan, and all my accessories and equipment is Pentax.
I believe I get value for money and quality from Pentax.
My recent move to digital gives me more freedom and it does not blow my budget, because now I can take more pics and screen it on my PC which I could not do with film.