I've been thinking about getting a DSLR camera for quite a while. Pentax is coming out with a new mid-level model, the K-30, and I'm really tempted to pull the trigger on this. In addition to it appearing to be a solid camera all around, two unique features make it more appealing for me personally: 1) weather resistance/ durability, and 2) capability to use standard AA batteries (with a special $40 adapter).
a video preview here: dpreview.com
written reviews here: CNet and imaging-resource.com
It's available for pre-order at Pentax's webstore and elsewhere (ex. Newegg), $900 for the body with a basic lens. Release is slated for July 9th. I generally try to avoid buying things when they're brand-spanking new... I like to wait until it's been out a while, so there are more user reviews and Pentax has had a chance to address any bugs, etc. So I dunno. Very tempting.
I've been pretty tight with my money in the past several years, so a big factor in the decision is trying to convince myself to loosen up a bit and invest in a new toy.