indeed, i am very much bias for DSLR.
perhaps cus i ve been using one all along (cosina, minolta 700si, now canon 30D).
perhaps cus i played w my fren's panasonic z20 (which i believe is a few yrs old technology already) and didnt like it. jus find that critical adjustments (shutter, aperture, ISO) are not readily accessible.
of course, both ve their pro and con. else one wouldnt even exist.
as for starting w a prosumer and upgrading later to a DSLR (eg, better control, image quality at hi ISO etc) or buying a DSLR and "downgrade" to prosumer (weight issue, easier for non shooting family members to use etc) is a tough question.
cus changing later will almost definately incur financial lost.
i fish too. both fishing tackle and photo equipment, if cant control BBB virus, both hobbies will surely and sadly degrade into wat my sifu call, "The Sucker's Game".