Well, I just just took delivery of a D5100 body a couple of days ago with an extra Nikon battery. I've paired it with my Nikon 18-200 and I'm seeing great results so far. It feels like a mini DSLR, when held, compared to my D3S/Nikon 28-300 combo. To me, getting to the settings is just a minor inconvenience. It has just enough manual settings to satisfy my needs for creative control. The articulating screen is definitely a plus. I think that this one's a keeper and will keep me occupied for a while. Thanks to all who have taken the time to provide their input and experience with his little camera. I'm now looking forward to using the D5100 during my upcoming vacation.