Today I read an article (heise.de: Nikons Neue: D60 für anspruchsvolle Spiegelreflex-Einsteiger) about Nikon announcing a new Camera. Don Andre already wrote a nice blog entry about it: Nikon D60 announced.
Although it has one feature I miss on the D80 (dust protection/removal) the D60 wouldn't suit myself because I'd miss some of the 'pro-features' the D80 has: status display, the two command dials and so on.
Nonetheless I guess it could be a fine camera for beginners which are not so overweening like me, when it comes to technical equipment. ;-)