A lot of people new comer who want to have a hobby and learn the photography for the first usually their will be looking for the best of best camera that they can buy it in the market. The bigger the megapixel, bigger body, smaller digit name or big lens make people think that's the good and powerful camera that people want to buy it, but somehow all those thing cost you a lot of $$$ to have all the equipment if you want to have a good gear. Many people don't realise what they need and the philoshpy about photography.
Most of the semi-modern SLR already have auto focusing system and good metering also and the good thing also all the modern lens like canon EF lenses or Nikon lenses and Minolta lenses (sony alpha) you can used it on this camera SLR. The button and all the operating system of the camera is basically simple and just focus on taking photo and giving time to exploring the imagination of us.
Maybe this one of the sample of the photo that I took from my Eos 300V with EF 50mm and EF 24mm lens using Tudor film:
Back again when we are know more about the meaning of photogprahy and enjoy the moment of taking photography we could give the feeling and know about what we love of it, and not base on the gear that you have.
search on your garage or from your old family camera that probably you still have it.