18-55 is a remarkably good lens for the money. The only thing I didn't like about it is the reach. I went for an 18-135 as my first lens. CAREFUL!! NAS will get you!! (NAS = Nikon Aquisition Syndrome)
I now have a D80, 18-135mm, 80-200mm 2.8, 20mm 2.8, 50 mm 1.8, 60 mm 2.8 micro, 35-70mm, SB600 flash, MB-D80 grip, tripod (nothing special there), Black rapid strap - and that's all I can remember at the moment!!!