The list author says: "Many a times I had my cart stocked up with an intro kit for DSLR photography. I finally pulled the trigger and these are the things I've selected based on value (of course I'd buy everything L glass if money were no object), performance, and overall utility. Enjoy."
"Has everything I needed at an affordable price. 1080p video @ 30fps, super high resolution - basically a 7d with slower continuous shooting speed and a less substantial body. Magic Lantern turns this into a very nice piece of equipment. Got it w/out lens - kit is a waste of money."
"The nifty fifty. Save the money you'd spend on a kit lens and get this. It isn't built like a tank, but it takes great pictures. It will also teach you the art of framing your photos better. Keep it simple when you're just starting out. I wish I would have gotten the 1.4 to start out with, but this lens holds its resale value well."
"I wanted the Monfrotto, but it was getting too expensive with the head and all. This is a well built, lightweight tripod that will suit your needs well. Get a tripod before you start getting a bunch of lenses - an essential piece of camera equipment."
"Lots of people like the UV filters. I tried one and am not convinced I need it. How many people do you know who break the front of their lens? Spend your money on this, you will get noticeably better results in your outdoor photos."