Okay, I'm going to go buy my camera tomorrow ... decided to go with the D5000. I just can't afford the D90 right now, plus I heard the D5000 is a bit lighter and smaller - which I like because I'll be using this a lot in my travels. I hope I'm not making a mistake, especially since you have to buy AF-S lenses with this one! I thought I had decided on what lenses to buy, but now I'm not so sure. I don't have a huge budget for this right now, and I'm not planning on professional photography - I just want to take better, crisper photos of family/travels etc. I was planning on just getting the 2 lens kit, which includes the 18-55mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 DX Nikkor lens and the Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom Lens. I will be taking all sorts of photos, and I sort of want just "cover all" easy to carry lenses. Will these two be okay, or should I be looking at something different? Also, I was looking at getting the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, however that's not AF with the D5000. Is there a comparable AF lens that I could get, that won't break the bank? I've heard this is a good lens to get if you want to experiment with blurry backgrounds. Thanks for your help, and the sooner the better - headed out today!!