I'm looking in to possibly getting a new DSLR. (my first) I've only had a SLRs before. A Canon Rebel Ti and an AE-1. Also a Nikon point and shoot. I'm thinking of getting either a Nikon D5000, Nikon D90 or a Canon T2i. The D5000 seems more user friendly for someone who is starting on a DSLR... But maybe has less room for me too grow as a photographer (maybe I'm wrong). But as well, I've heard that the menu can be more confusing with all the options. I do like some of the in-camera editing you can do both on the D5000 and the D90 though. I know I have to hold them and feel for myself and use the menus and controls to she which works for me, but for now, put that aside from the decision making. As far as quality, I know the D90 or T2i would be better, but obviously for more money. Would the difference really show? At least at my level? I'm not planning on becoming a pro photographer but I don't want to be limited and end up feeling like I got a cheaper or lesser quality camera as my skills grow. I'd rather spend a little more up front and get a camera that will last me longer and go the distance. Any tips for choosing a camera would be great too! Like what will really end up being important for me - not all the pro needs. The simpler the info the better. I've been really focused on High ISO performance lately but I'm not really sure if that is something I really even need to be that worried about?? I don't plan on enlarging my pics 100% or printing posters which seems to be a big reason for needing a camera with more noise control. I would like to have this camera for personal use. Candid, some action, close ups like flowers, landscape for sure, indoor and outdoor, day and night, high and low lighting. Basically a little bit of everything I'll also be editing these with photoshop, if that makes a difference. I think one thing I don't want is to be "stuck" with one brand. I feel like either one that I get, I'll be committed to that brand. Like if I do want to upgrade eventually I'll have to upgrade within the brand. I know it's not true but it seems that it would be smarter given that I would already have the lenses. My budget would be $600-$800 (at the most). I know the D90 and T2i are more than that, but I'm in no rush to buy and will be looking for good deals. Any helpful input is appreciated!