Probably those who have told you that Nikons are confusing are those who are accustomed to using Canon or another brand. As a Nikon user I find myself confused whenever I pick up a Canon 😀 But it’s not because Canon’s are necessarily confusing, it’s simply the fact that I’m not accustomed to using one! I’m sure that if you used a Nikon you would soon be comfortable with it. But if you’re already comfortable using a Canon, you might as well stick with that unless you find and incredible deal on a Nikon that you can’t pass up!
@sarahanne, I don’t think Nikons are confusing, but I’ve used Nikon all my life, so I’m used to them. I’d probably think Canons were confusing… I have heard Canon lenses are a bit cheaper in price, though.
Yes, I think they might be. And I agree with you, if I’d grown up with Nikon I’d probably think Cannon was confusing. (even though I can’t imagine that. 😀 ) I’ve been given the idea that Nikon is more for outside shooting (i.e. sports, landscape, etc.) And Cannon more for portraits and studio settings. But I don’t know really what the difference is. Maybe you know?!? 🙂