Yeah, another one of these threads… So, I've always enjoyed photography over the years, taking photos with my old point and shoot digital cameras and, in more recent times, my iPhone. However, in recent times, I've taken an almost obsessive interest in photography, and would love to finally step up to a DSLR. My main uses are for portraits, some landscapes, a bit of sports related stuff, and family related stuff. So I can't say that I have the highest of professional uses for it. Having said that, whichever DSLR I do buy, I would like to have for the long haul. In other words, while an entry-level DSLR (i.e., Nikon D3400) would probably more than suit my needs in the short-term, I fear that within 1-2 years, I would want more control, and thus outgrow it and wish to purchase something better. So I don't mind spending a bit more on something that will give me the opportunity to grow into it over the course of time. My budget probably tops out at $1,000, although, obviously, I'm not opposed to anything cheaper. Also, it's not necessarily a one-time investment, as eventually, I would like to gradually fill things out with better lenses, etc. Since I have no investment in any ecosystem, I have no particular brand preference, and if there are things beyond the Nikon/Canon world that one thinks are worth checking out, feel free to post. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!