After reading the "Post your last purchase" thread, I have become interested in purchasing a Nikon D40. I have read reviews (mostly on Amazon) and the D40 seems to get fantastic reviews. I currently have a Canon IXUS 60, a compact digital camera that I have used for nearly two years. I have an interest in photography, however I feel I need to be in the 'mood' to be creative enough to decide to take photos. I think that by upgrading to a DSLR, it will inspire me to be more creative by being able to take more control over my photographs, and also by spending money on the camera it will push me into developing my hobby. Anyway, please give me your suggestions on this purchase, and I have included some of my favourite photographs, taken on the IXUS 60 and edited in iPhoto.