I need a new digital camera

My recent travels have made it clear: My 3mp Canon camera is on it’s last legs. I need a new camera. I want one that is:

Easy to use (read: Not an SLR with a million settings I can screw up)
Fast (don’t make me wait 2-seconds to take a photo while the camera figures out what to do)
Takes good pictures (Duh!)
Does not use proprietary media (read: Memorystick)

Oh yea, and I want it to be inexpensive too…how is that for a challenge!
I spent some time over at http://www.dpreview.com/ (an excellent site for digicam information) and I still can’t come up with a clear winner.
What do you guys recommend?