Just a quick introduction....
Got my first SLR, a cheap, Praktica, about 20 years ago in my teens but creativity and experiment was forever constrained by the cost of film and production. About 5 years ago I bought a Nikon F55 for a City & Guilds course but that suffered numerous problems before expiring soon after the warranty also expired.
A few compact digital cameras later, I've splashed out on a Pentax K10D which arrived yesterday and looks/feels great.
Now looking forward to years of snap-happy photography... can't wait to get clicking at the weekend!