I mentioned on another thread that my kids will probably miss out because I have a hard time grasping aperture and shutter speed. But I'm not giving up!!

Could you recommend a good point and shoot DSLR that does nice focus (fuzzy background types) but at the same time will let me explore the aperture and shutter speed functions?

I was walking around Best Buy and was looking at the Nikon D3200. Does anyone know anything about that?

Also hoping to stay under or close to $500.