I have some friends that are guiding me in the right direction. I don't want to start out with some fancy, shmancy camera because I might just decide I don't want to photograph stuff. But I also might find that I LOVE it. It would be easier for me to upgrade than to waste tons of cash.
I am going to do some research and see what I come up with. Just thought I'd share my thoughts with you guys...whoever you are.