#2. "RE: Your thoughts? 2 days left to return D3000 for D5000" In response to In response to 0
While I have not compared the two cameras, I would not make my decision based on the scene modes or the guide mode. I think you will outgrow these pretty quickly if you are serious about learning photography.
I would feel sure that the D5000 would be ther better camera to have and learn with.
Good luck with your decision
Jerry Jaynes Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina