I got a Nikon D3100 with the 18-55 kit lens in Spring 2011' and it has been my first decent camera and obviously my first DSLR. I still love it's picture quality however I feel like I need to invest some money in a few things. First of all, I need a new lens. It broke time ago and I had to send it to Nikon, the reparation for it was almost as expensive as buying a new one and it still doesn't work as well as it did when it was new. I need a new lens that is pretty felxible since I'm still a begninner and I try to take pictures of whatever comes through my mind. I am also interested in macro ones and better control of the dephth of field. And I always prefer focal width to excessive zoom. On the DSLR advice side... I was thinking of getting a new camera, I even considered mirrorless options like NEX-7 and stuff, but I just don't trust them for some reason. My dream would be a full frame camera, a Leica M9 more exactly, but I'm currently thrown off even by the cheapest full frame cams like the D600 I am really interesting in doing video too with the camera so a D5200 would be sweet, however I'm not sure if it's a worthy upgrade.