I've always been very techno-savvy and was able to learn how to use things by just using them. Built a computer for myself that way. I learned my Nikon D90 on my own but did pick up a book about it to make sure that I was learning it fully. I'll definitely get a book for the D7000, but playing with something is the best way for me to learn. I'm a hands-on, visual kind of learner.
OK... so now I have to take a few pics of the Nikon D90 body and see how much I can get for it. It'll give me time to save up the rest of the $$ that I'll need. Why does my favorite hobby have to be so darn expensive? LOL
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ― Ansel Adams