Then, a friend told me megapixels really only matter if you blow up pictures...BIG. It is a great selling point for companies if the buyer is like many of us...crafters who just want to take better photos, but don't have formal training. Turns out, megapixels may not matter that much, unless you are creating a billboard or unless you crop a lot. Megapixels also take up more space in your storage.
So, experts say, it may be cheaper to work on finding the right composition for your photo when you take it rather than trying to fix it after the fact. I found this post on the NY Times helpful. So, am I convinced? Can I let go of the myth next time I buy? I crop a lot. But, if there is a major difference in price between the camera I want and one with lower megapixels, with no other differences, I think I'd save my money and spend it on a new scrapbooking tool.