I have always shot Nikon, and am pretty comfortable with everything. I had a professional business for 3 years, and now have spent 2 years out of it since I became a stay at home mom. 2 years ago it looked like Canon was kicking Nikon's butt in the digital world, and I was thinking I would probably sell all of my equipment, and then switch to Canon, making a slight downgrade in quality of body, since I won't be using them nearly as much, but would still like to stay "sharp". My reasoning was to get rid of my D1x body while it was still worth something, and try to stay somewhat current so I could jump back into photography if I wanted to.
So, I finally have my equipment for sale, and have started the research on my future purchase. As I have done the research though, I am starting to have a little concern over comments about Canon's auto-focus abilities. While I want to work on my manual focusing abilities, the reality is that I will be primarily photographing my 3 year old, my family and our vacations. I want things to work quickly and accurately. Am I making a mistake making this move, or is it really that big of a deal? The equipment I had kind of decided on was the Canon 7D with kit lens, and an additional 85 mm f 1.8 lens.