So, I'm looking at getting into photography. I've been researching digital cameras. Discovered they seem to fall into two main categories. DSLR and Point & Shoots. Trouble is, other than a big price difference, some of the models I've seen for the P&S cameras are close to the DSLRs. So, I'm kind of stuck as to what to buy. I figure starting out it's probably best to get something sensible.
Anyway, my question is, what's the advantage of a DSLR over a P&S camera? I'm a total novice to the subject and I have no idea.