I have that lens. I really like it. Some people might say it's not that great but I can get some really good close ups with it and some good pics of my kids. I actually think
that it is probably the best lens to have when you are just getting started with a DSLR camera. I also have a 75-300 mm canon lens that I use a lot, but that because I like to get shots of my kids when they don't know I'm watching. If you get a zoom lens too make sure is is an IS one.
Here are a few that I have taken with it.
This one was cropped quite a bit and still looks good.
closeup of some flowers
Also the link in my siggy is to my face book page and the pics from about the last month are useing it.