I take umbrage 18-55mm as a Couch potato Lens. Many Nikon DX series cameras come with a 18-55 lens. ItÂ’s a Great "starter" lens and takes great Pictures.
My D3000 my first Nikon took Great pictures considering its focal Range. My current D3200 it also takes great photos. Takes much better photos than my 55-200mm though it doesn't take closeups, like the 55-200mm.
Odd thing is the the 55-200 took better photos on the 3000 than on my current 3200.