While still in love with my N50, I played around with a few cheap digital cameras first with a Kodak LS633 (the first with the OLED Display) and then an Apple QuickTake 100. Both of them had such low resolution that they were good for small photos for the web (at that time) and not much else. The dots-per-inch were equal to that of the 110 instamatic that I had in the late 1970s. . . with the same crappy result when you enlarged the photo beyond its base resolution.
I picked up a Nikon D70 in 2006, again, used, but it was a great first DSLR introduction to a digital world (D70s premiered in 2004 as the first consumer-level DSLR).
I was amazed at its capabilities but also dismayed by its limitations. I used it all through the rest of the first decade of the new millineum and keep it as a back up camera to this day.
My D70 is a work horse. It's been through hell with me, dumped in water, mud, dirt, trash and lots of Renaissance Faire dust. Recently I cleaned up this old buddy of mine and it's back to perfect operation. I've always sworn by Nikons but not just for their cameras. . . their lenses are beyond perfection. I know Cannon and Minolta users who swear by Nikon lenses (with adapters of course).
So I've grown into the digital revolution. With my experience in Electronic Pre Press, Art Direction, and Master Photographer, I continue to grow and expand with technology. Instead of kicking and screaming like some other photographers, I blend the digital world of tomorrow with the film experience of the past. You want a well-rounded photographer, you want Steve Kimball of Vulpes Noir.