I had bought a sony F717 first in July of 2003 and used it for about 4 months. I thought it was the best thing. Then I decided to get the D60 after reading so much about the 10D and the D60 because I wanted more control, faster response and better image quality. I couldn't afford the 10D at the time so I went with the next best thing, the D60. They are practically the same minus more control over white balance, extra steps in parameters and the extra auto focus points amongst other minor details, which didnt really matter to me any way. Boy, what a big difference in shutter speed, focus speed, writing speed and most of all image quality compared to the F717.
I instantly fell in love and cant stop taking photos. I wish it had the metallic body like the current model but the body is still pretty strong dispite being plastic. After all, the sub frame is metal. I never regreted my purchase, this camera is awsome and I would recommend it to anybody looking for their first DSLR. I tried the 20D, yeah its a better camera but the D60 still holds it own.