One of the reasons why it took me so long to buy an SLR was because of all the hassle that entails this expensive hobby. For starters, the SLR is huge and you cant stick it in your pocket without looking like a pervert. Another thing is the mechanical dust etc that keeps getting into the camera - was just about to take my SLR to a Canon service center to get cleaned but I'm going to risk cleaning the CMOS sensor myself.
Another thing is a tripod - really didnt fancy carrying around a huge tripod everywhere I went. Not knowing anything about SLR's at the time, I thought needed one so got this Velbon Ultra Max which cost about 15750 yen.