Well, since he had the exposure compensation wrong on the XT and didn't manual white balance either, AND metered the center of the can and left that big glare, and finally resized them so much, It's pretty hard to tell who wins that contest.
I've held my d70 (woah, no ****?) a 300d, and a 350d, and I don't really think either of the latter feel that well built.. everythign wiggles a little and the flash recoil on the 300d surprised me (jerked like someone flicked it really hard). Sure, both are light and all, but I still say nikon wins the competition. D50 ain't too bad neither
Anyway, about the evolt. I've heard good stuff and bad stuff... Good stuff is that USW filter (god I want one so ****ing bad in my d70!!) and some other stuff. But the bad stuff is about exposure sometimes and the noise can be weird. I'm not totally sure about any of that, check out dpreview.com. It's a great concept, and damn is that thing small