This weekend i bought a D7000 and a nikkor 70-300mm VR ED f4.5-f5.6 lens. The camera isn't really that difficult to operate and the ViewNX2 software helps you improve the results.
I am impressed with this camera, At first i was disappointed becuase the photos were all soft but it turned out i had to turn the sharpness setting up to +9 and that made a huge difference. It also worthwhile to play a bit with the RAW color profiles (Neutral, standard, landscape etc..) Standard and landscape seem to work the best (outdoors anyway). I like the ViewNX2 software that come with it, is easy to use and can make dramatic improvements on your RAW photos. It also help you understand which settings in the camera should be changed (because these setting are also in ViewNX2). here are some results:
Not bad for a cheap lens 358 euro). I have to get used to ViewNX2 a bit more to make the pictures even better. Maybe the bambi pictures are a bit overdone with the gras colors or something.