1st off: Please don't flame, unless the admins are okay with it. While researching DSLR's, one of the first sites I stumbled upon was Ken Rockwell's site. I liked it's straight forwardness and his articles telling you that you don't need a $5000 camera. Since I was am an uniformed beginner to the digital world, I saw his 'what camera you should buy if you have this much want to spend this much money' article and took it for truth. I particularly noticed his low-end pick which was the D40. He said that if you want a low-end camera, that is the best one. He even said to skip the D80 and buy the D200 if you want to upgrade. But anyways, I have noticed that alot of people don't like him for some reason, and I cannot find that reason.