If you are using the "kit lens" for your regular photography ... just ask yourself, when you review your images:
"Is this really as good as it gets?"
The answer is, of course, "No."
Your new camera really can shoot a whole lot better when you place a "decent" lens on it. You just need to get yourself (and your camera) back to a camera shop or SONY Style store and shoot through something a little better (almost anything is a whole lot better, to be honest) and then evaluate. Remember ... give the kit lens away, when you can ... to avoid trying to ever use it, again. ;) You will thank me, later, for that suggestion.