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Well, I got my 24-105 f/4L last week and spent a lot of time this weekend with it. I'm very happy with the IQ results, build quality, etc. Very nice lens!
Before I bought it, the majority of people recommended the 15-85 or 17-55 for their increased range on the WA end. I felt like I would rather have the extra reach and give up 15/17-23, so I went with the 24-105.
Going through Lightroom this morning, I noticed that out of several hundred shots on Saturday of a couple different parks, a few portraits, and an old train station, only 15 shots were over 55mm and most of those were in the 60-80 range. I also remember several times where I was wishing I could get to either 17 or 15. I got one shot that I wanted, but I had to walk 50 yards away to get it. Also, the majority of the shots where I was in the 60-80 range were because I was trying to increase the Bokah on a few portraits of my oldest son....something that would've worked at 55mm and 2.8.
Also, I didn't realize how much I could crop in Lightroom without losing a ton of IQ. I could always crop in on a 55mm shot to get to 60/80/100/etc.
Soooo....that's that. I may have to do some reading up on the 17-55 and a good zoom lens for when I need it. I really do like the build quality of the 24-105 though....not sure I could give that up. I guess I didn't need the extra reach like I thought I did.
You guys were right!