The first DSLR I've ever owned - a Canon EOS Rebel T5i.
It's also the first DSLR I've even gotten my hands on. Consumer Reports rated it a Best Buy and the highest score in its class. I opted for the 18-135mm IS II STM kit lens as I know I could not do without a similar amount of zoom compared to my previous digicam. This will take some time to learn! I am amazed and awestruck after three days. It has a 3" touch screen swivel LCD that is super easy to navigate through.
I've been using a Canon S3 IS superzoom higher end point and shoot since 2006. Love it for it's ease of use, but it fell way short of it's SLR-like features, namely anything over ISO 200 was far too noisy. I ended up always using it in Program mode with the ISO set low which made it very limited in what I could do with it. ISO 3200 - 6400 is more than adequate in the T5i. A big reason I went with the T5i as I was already used to the Canon layout - much of it is fairly similar to the S3 IS.
I'll posting up some pics in various places as I get better with it. I've got some really nice engine bay shots already - no post processing needed. The WRX gets detailed tomorrow.