sorry about the confusion guys. the reason i thought d60, was because the new version of the d70s is the d80, so i thought the new version of the d50 was the d60. But its the d40. Which is available. And i do not think it is a downgrade from the d50, from what i can tell, but i honestly have not looked into it all that much, i am too happy with my current set up to look at other cameras.
heres a link with a legit place to buy the new D40 at. I would probably buy the body and then buy a 18-70 for your lens. But actually the 18-55 kit lens is supposed to be as sharp as the 18-70 or sharper for a hell of a lot less money, so i dont know.