A dSLR does not automatically make you get fabulous pictures consistently. They are complicated to use. If you are not familiar with the basic principles of photography, you may just get frustrated and consider your money wasted.
Point-and-shoot cameras on the other hand can give decent results if you just remember to shoot only when there is enough light around you. They are highly portable and very much cheaper.
Only get a dSLR if you already know how to use it or if you are dead-serious in learning photography.
Now you know!