I got a dslr as well as a photography course for my girlfriend a couple of years ago. Turned out photography was not her new hobby and now we use a p.a.s canon and the iphones for documenting our daughter's first years. Bottom line for me is that it doesn't matter how good your camera is, if it's not in your hand at the right moment you might as well have no camera at all. My canon is always nearby or in my bag so it gets used a lot. The fancy nikon is in a cupboard and never gets to go anywhere, it's too big.