Thinair - HEY! I got that camera too! I upgraded to the newer EOS about 2 years ago and it's awesome.. except for the fact that digital stuff is quickly overtaking the film biz.
If I still had the AE-1 now and getting a new cam.. I'd splurge for a digital SLR style camera. I find there's less limitations for digital - and better results with less moolah. (film gets pricey)