As a beginner looking to purchase his first DSLR I've been reading reviews and suggestions like crazy. At some point in most any of these is a comparison to the next model up. It seems the entry level market is flooded with options that "for a couple hundred more you could have..." that eventually leads you our of the entry level and into Canon 7D or Nikon D300 territory. I'm not necessarily looking for suggestions on what to purchase, but on what should be considered too much camera for the average beginner with zero slr experience or if there is such a thing. Would the array of options and features on a modern full frame confuse someone like me to the point of hindering my abilities? Not that I'm considering that but just for use as an extreme example. Say, for the sake of argument I decide to go with a Nikon and I don't want something without an in body focus motor so I'm relegated to a D90 or above. Too much too soon? I'm guessing there must be some point to where the ability of the camera so out weighs the ability of the photographer that it's more hindersome than advantageous. It's like learning to drive. I wouldn't have wanted to learn in a Lamborghini but I didn't learn in an old Pinto either. I'm just hoping to get something that I can learn on and still be satisfied with for a long time.