So I've been telling my mom for eons now to get a D80. My mom being my mom, she basically shunned my advice and went and picked up a D60. I'm fairly annoyed at her, and I already saw a situation where picking up the "lesser camera" bit her in the arse, but I have to say that all in all, I'm pretty impressed with the device. It is totally geared towards a person who is making a transition from a point and shoot camera to a DSLR, and for my mom this is basically perfect. The D80 does this too, but it does a bit less of the rather obvious handholding that the D60 does. For someone making this transition, this is great. For someone who just can't swing buying a D200 but knows what they are doing, it might be pretty annoying... though you can turn off/not use/get around most of what it's trying to do for you with a bit of effort. Off the top of my head, the biggest drawbacks I see in this thing are: Only three focus points! GOD that was annoying. (I also couldn't quite figure out in my brief attempts at how to turn off the auto-point selection, but I assume there is a way to do that I just didn't find) The inability to use any lens that requires an on-camera focus motor. (Same problem you encounter with many of these sub-bodies) Doesn't have a front dial for adjustment... aperature requires and awkward button press+turn the shutter dial movement that I found immensely annoying. Other than that, really, I was fairly impressed. The image quality was good, the response time was about the same as my aging (but still viable) D100, build quality was fine, etc. I still think she should have bought the D80, but she's happy with it, so whatever works. At least I finally got her to get rid of the Sony P+S with the scotch tape holding the thing together.