Count me as one of them... and I won't mind if you laugh at me.
I dropped my Point and Shoot and at this price, I probably will go for this deal and still take pictures in Auto mode. I hope the pictures will turn out to be better than the ones with old camera.
Don't mind him. I already responded to him above about how elitist his comment was and he took to creating a brand new account to respond to me.
You don't have to explain or justify why you're using a quality product. I'd hate for people who desire better quality photos to treasure as memories or just as a hobby to think twice, feel embarrassed, or be hesitant to use something like this because of people like him. It sounds like this is certainly a great deal and a good buy for you and I'd say go for it unless you would be willing to spend more and really dive into a brand new, current model SLR - that'll be almost twice the cost, though.