Thanks to everyone for the advice... I was just about to get a refurbished D5100 for a great price but I found a D3200 on craigslist for $30 more so I gave in to the pressure and got the D3200. I hope the colors and dynamic range will blow me away.
Now I need to decide on what lenses to pick up. I wish the old AF lenses were an option -- I love some of those old lenses (such as my now long-gone 80-200 f/2.8 AF).