to quincy: hey dude, i'm a newbie here too. same as you, using a d40x.
however, i do my own researches online, check the forum threads which are related to my questions and doubts. to clarify some enquiries then i post threads to ask for opinions.
just please refrain from asking directly recommendations before you even did any researches or whatsoever.
and this is just my 1cent lol.