ok so i'm 15 years old and have always been interested in photography, although they only photography i've actually done is with my mom's powershot or with friend's cameras, and i really do enjoy it. i've read enough stuff online to understand aperture/iso/shutter speed and all the basics of cameras. i recently got a summer job and i also happen to be leaving for europe in a week or so, and i thought now would be a great time to buy a DSLR since i can actually afford one. so my question is this, since i haven't taken a photo class at school or anything and probably really wont know what i'm doing, would buying a DSLR as my first camera not be the best choice? and is a DSLR really worth the step up from a point and shoot? i'm considering a t1i or xsi kit by the way as well.