I have the Canon A70 that I used to take any pic you see of mine on the net. Its a very nice camera IMHO although I am definately no photogrpher I am sure that in the hands of someone like Jay it would do quite nicely. I looked at the 75 when I was shopping around and liked the 70 better because it seemed to have more settings and manual adjustments. Its macro ability is not great but I would consider it passable for casual shots. IF you are looking for just a simple digicam, I feel the price is right. I do like the 70 a little better but I don't know much about cameras in general so take my advice for what its worth
Nice to hear from you again too hope you have been well!