I was reading a thread about upgrade envy, I think that is what I am going through. I read the worst DSLR in a review by Ken Rockwell.
While buying the D3000 was debating against a D5000 they were both new models then. Opted for the D3000 because I didnt think that you would use a DSLR much for video but it is now becoming a standard.
The adjustable screen is an attractive feature for taking photos on difficult angles. When do you use the D3000 over the D5100?
I will get the book "Understanding Exposure" try different settings to get a better feel