My gear consists of : Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S 18-135/3.5-5.6 IS lens, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens
I have a friend that recently got a Nikon and she wanted me to teach her a thing or two.. I was LOST.
I mean, I'm a creature of habit... I know technical stuff to a point... but mostly, I know MY camera thru trial and error (much error...lol)
To anyone who wants to learn how to use their camera as well as possible.. I suggest the free world of YOUTUBE. Type in your camera make and model... and they'll show you how to use it.
Copperarabian, I would suggest you familiarize yourself with as many different kinds of cameras if you have the ability to do so... that way you can find the camera/system you like best.
I did the whole SONY thing for a few years... and they both tore up on me rather quickly. This canon I have now has served me VERY well.