Recently got a new camera and so far, so good. Debated between a Canon & Nikon but went Nikon because I can use my lenses from my Nikon 35mm on the digital so I saved not having to buy a new telephoto lens. I bought a D5100 & so far I really like it. Got it with 2 lenses for $549 on a black friday deal.
Here's specs if you want to read more. Nikon D5100 DSLR | The New Nikon DSLR | 1080p HD Digital Video Camera
Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.