I'm Slow, But I'm Wide!
As someone who just purchased the D3200 less than four months ago, and with just over 3,000 pictures taken, I'd have to say that it is probably the best starter camera, with the kit lenses I received as well. I looked at the D5200 when comparing the two and the main reason I chose the 3200 was price. I don't think I'd ever use the tilty-flipy screen, even at 5'5", I can still see the screen above some cross-overs (small SUV's) just to put that into perspective.
Absolutely... although I waited for the release of the 3200 then went back and bought the 3100. Both are great cameras but I preferred the feeling of the 3100 in my hand and didn't personally have a need for the improved spec.