Hi All, First of all, I have been a mac convert for about 2 years now. I am an attorney and I have converted all computers in my office to mac. I absolutely love Mac hardware and software and have no desire to switch back at all! I am currently considering picking up the hobby of digital photography. I don't have a ton of time and I never intend on becoming a professional photographer. I do have the personality that I will put 110% effort into something when I get involved with it, so even though I don't have a lot of time, I do intend on becoming completely competent at digital photography if I get involved. At one time I worked for and eventually managed a television station where I started out in the production department so I am somewhat versed in the vocabulary, technique and equipment necessary, but it has been several years. As for my purpose, my primary purpose is to take pictures of my 18 month old son. I would also like to get into taking landscape shots as well as other random things that come up, but primarily I would like a good camera to take pictures of my son. I am tired of paying $1000 to a photographer any time I want to have pictures of him made. I still intend on using a professional photographer occasionally, but I would like to develop my skill and acquire the equipment necessary to take care of most of my own photographic desires. I am looking at a Nikon D7000 but I am not sure if I need that much of a camera. My assistant has a D90 and loves it and I also have several friends with a D5000 that are very satisfied with them. I would like to purchase a body that will allow me to upgrade lenses, lights and other accessories and that those accessories will grow with me into a bigger camera if I need one later so I think I want to stick with Nikon and get involved with a class of camera that will allow me to interchange lenses between bodies. Do any of you have any suggestions or am I on the right track? Also, do you have any suggestions for good books or websites so that I can saturate my brain with all things digital photography. Also, any suggestions for image editing and manipulation software? Will aperture be enough for my needs or do I need to make the plunge for CS5 to edit portraits and the like? Thank you for reading this post, considering it and responding to me. I appreciate any and all help in my quest to educate myself in this area.