After a long time shooting with Point & Shoot, I finally decided to go with DSLR because of its ability to control exposure in shots and lens flexibility. After a lot of research, I shortlisted Nikon D5100 and Nikon D90. Nikon D5100 being a modern camera has really great features like flip-out screen, 1080p HD video etc, but not having built-in focus motor was really a deal breaker for me. Nikon D90 being not much modern is still very solid camera. Nikon India Technical Office once said "Nikon D90 is a hot cake, go grab it.". So, I decided to spent more money and bought slightly used Nikon D90 with a kit lens 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6. Also bought Marumi 67mm UV filter with it. 18-105mm will be ideal lens, but I will definitely buy 50mm f/1.8D and 70-300mm f/4-5.6G.
Looking at it, this was my first full encounter with DSLR, I am still trying to understand it :) I will share clicks very soon, meanwhile if you like to, you can add me on Flickr.