Complete newbie here. I've always used "point & shoots" and just recently gotten into DSLR's. I've been researching online for months and want to finally purchase my first one. I'm a family man on a single income so money is a huge factor. I'm also, like I mentioned, a complete beginner so I think entry-level cameras are all I need to look at. Right now I'm seriously considering either the D3000 or D5000. I have 2 small children and I'll be shooting mostly family photos...of vacations and such. Just trying to capture memories. I'll probably keep the same camera body for several years (maybe 3 or more). Just wondering if the D3000 is likely to be enough camera for me, or if the extra money on the D5000 would be a better investment. The less I can spend the better, but I don't want to regret buying something 1 year down the road. Thanks for any help guys! Also, nice forum.