I bought a nikon d3200 with an extra zoom lens. I also got a tripod with a remote shutter. I have taken my time to learn f-stops, shutter speeds and depth of field. There is always room to be better, but i like macro photography and need a lens that costs more than the camera. Makes me "shutter" to think that if i put more money into the hobby - how can a piece of glass improve my skills? They cant. So for the last few weeks i have practiced and practiced to make sure that i still want to invest the money.
I used to be a real PnS guy, but after i had a kid, it changed.