One of my gifts this year was something I have been wanting for some time, and kept not getting around to it. My fiancee bought me a microscope for Christmas. I think the best part is the digital imager that plugs into the eyepiece, so I can mouse over the images, instead of getting a 'microscope migraine'. It also allows me to get screenshots (I look forward to sharing). I have already ordered a number of other necessary accessories for me to do my own fecals for my critters - slides, slide covers, test tubes, etc. This will save me a TON of money - with the vet charging $20/ea for fecals. Going to get everything set up today, and play around with the prepared slides that came with it.