Hi, my name is Dave. I'm looking forward to playing around on your forum and interacting with others. Although I've been taking photos for years now, it's only very recently that I've become somewhat, um, obsessed with the art. I've only got a lowly point & shoot for now, but am researching dSLRs for a future purchase (Nikon D5000 vs Canon T1i). I've been pretty active with my wee camera since being laid off a month ago. My long-term plans are pretty simple: win lottery buy Nikon D3 and assorted lenses travel and take photos Make large prints for fun and profit Numbers 2, 3 & 4 are on hold while I "focus" on #1 of my plan. Of course, if anyone would like to donate a D3 to the cause, just drop me a line and I'll pass along my address and a million thank yous.