I'm new to photography and was interested in buying a digital SLR style camera. I don't have a lot to spend right now but want a camera I can grow with. I want something to learn from that won't really limit my creativity. I am strongly considering the Nikon D40 with the kit 18-55 lens ($599) as it gets great reviews from all of the photography sites. I also have found an Olympus E500 with the dual kit lens package (14-45 40-150). It is currently $649. Is the Olympus worth looking at? I'm not super concerned about CCD resolution but image quality is parimount. I would consider spending more if the reason were good enough. I have considered the Nikon and a better lens. From what I can tell looking at sample pictures the lens seems to make a bigger difference than the camera body. Any expert advice would be greatly apriciated.