I think I understand what are you trying to say. Actually I'm not alone in this, one of my friends who has no background on any form of photography planning to start learning photography with me. He's gonna get a entry-level DSLR, and a Canon Rebel might actually be his choice, as he really just wanna test water without throwing a lot of money into it. If he gets the Rebel, I'm gonna take up your challenge LOL Watch out for my future tread in Photo Galleries section!!
Thank you for your time!!