Canon EOS Rebel XSi (450D) or Nikon D60/D80?

I really like the feel of the Canon camera, and I'm convinced that the image quality is better, from seeing some samples online (correct me if you find otherwise), but I am facing a dilemma in that my father, an ex-photographer has three older Nikkor lenses: AF 70-210mm, AF Micro 60mm, AF 35-70mm, as well as an... show more I really like the feel of the Canon camera, and I'm convinced that the image quality is better, from seeing some samples online (correct me if you find otherwise), but I am facing a dilemma in that my father, an ex-photographer has three older Nikkor lenses: AF 70-210mm, AF Micro 60mm, AF 35-70mm, as well as an 260AF Flash, that I could ultimately all use with a Nikon camera, whether it be the D60 or the D80. Are the three lenses and the add-on flash worth changing my mind from an XSi to a Nikon camera? Also, which Nikon camera can deliver better image quality in respects to an 18-55mm VR lense?

Thank you all, and all answers are appreciated! :)
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