I'm new to SLR's and not very aufait with the technical aspects of cameras, but I want one to take good landscape shots, some portrait, and maybe have the facility in time for Macro stuff (when budget allows).

Looking to spend about 400-500 on the camera.

Would like a camera which has good instructions so I know what to do with it.

I have noticed the D3100 by Nikon. This seems to fall in the right bracket.
A Nikon lens 55-200 AF-S VR for 150, remote control, Sandisk 8GB memory, and 3 filters, and a backpack for an extra 200.

Just wondered if there is anything else I need to think about please, and / or any thoughts on these items. Thank You.