After having spent a lot of time reading and learning from posts on DPREVIEW, I finally decided to sign up. I greatly appreciate how helpful so many of your posts have been to me, and I hope to also be able to be of some help to someone at some future point.
I purchased my first DSLR (D5100) earlier this year, and so far I am having a blast using it. In addition to the kit lens (18-55mm), I also have the 55-300mm DX, the 35mm DX, and the 85mm DX. I also added a SB 40 Flash and Kenko Extension Tubes. I enjoy taking pictures of my family (even though they are not always willing subjects), bugs, birds, and just about anything else willing to have their photo taken. I am using Lightroom 3 to process my photos.
Here are a few shots I took: