I now have a Nikon D5100 digital SLR camera, after many years of using a digital snappy. I initially abandoned my film SLRs (because of the soaring costs of film and development) at a time when Digital SLRs were in their infancy and extremely expensive.
I purchased the Nikon D5100 because I would be able to re-use my older lenses, specifically the Tamron Adaptall 2 lenses, which would mean that acquiring DSLR lenses could be at a more leisurely pace. That said, using older glass on the DSLR can be interesting for the effects which can be produced.
This is some of my kit...