This debate is a regular on the Forum, and on previous occasions I have said that I have reluctantly purchased a DSLR with all the facilities I don't need because no alternative was available within my budget that would allow me to use lenses I already own. To explain: I have a Pentax K5 (to use my existing lenses and for very good build quality), and have 'customised' it so that when used in manual exposure mode the front control dial adjusts the lens aperture and the rear dial adjusts the shutter speed (this is as near as I can get to 'aperture ring at the front and shutter speed on top' of an old SLR). And if I press the ISO button near the shutter release, the rear dial adjust the ISO. This means that all the parameters can be adjusted without taking my eye from the viewfinder. Apart from this customisation, the next step is to read the manual carefully and know how much other stuff you can set once and then ignore. I also drive a small and relatively 'simple' car, live in a small house, and only recently had to replace some 25 year old British-made audio equipment because spare parts were no longer available (if not for this I would have kept if indefinitely because it did exactly what I wanted and sounded great). If something does exactly what I want I will keep it as long as possible rather than 'upgrade' it in the hope that the new model will improve my life. Sadly, some people take the same attitude to personal relationships, but that really is a subject for another place.