We bought our Nikon D90 the day before I went into the hospital for preterm labor. I remember playing with it that night taking goofy pictures of Matt.
After the hoopla of the next day and being worried about having it stolen in the hospital, I missed out on using it very much over the next five weeks. But that soon changed when my beauty was born!
I am officially a digital SLR camera lover. I ADORE THIS CAMERA!
It is worth every cent we paid for it and I am perfectly fine with it being my present for a very long time!
Eventually, I hope to get a good lens for close-ups and maybe an external flash, but those are long term goals. Right now, I'm enjoying learning lots more about photography and playing with the different settings. It also takes a good little video!
If you're in the market for a camera upgrade, I would highly suggest Nikon. My point-and-shoot was also a Nikon and I love it too. But if you're going SLR, I would go for the D90. I've been so pleased with the pictures I've gotten--especially the clarity. I haven't seen much of the graininess I would sometimes get with my point-and-shoot.
It's not a cheap camera, but it sure is a good one!!