A good DSLR to YOU should be one that YOU don't need to struggle to understand how to operate and that changing settings should be simple enough for YOU. Different people have different preference. So some like the Canon dial while others prefer Nikon's five way buttons. It's really up to you.
Lens choice is an important area to consider also. Look at the lenses that are available and see which brand suits your needs better. You've got to look beyond the kit lens because one day you may want to expand your arsenal with more specialised lenses.