Thank you. I'm not that knowledgable when it comes to photography.
If you don't know or care about photography, but just want decent pictures, then a bridge camera will be better. You won't want to be choosing and changing lenses really. For instance, if you want a long zoom you'll need another lens for that, the kit lenses arne't that long.
You could get a bridge camera with a long zoom, and it'll also do much closer macro than a compact system with the kit lens too. The image quality is fine, you'll only notice if you blow the pictures up large and then it won't be very noticeable.
A relatively large sensor compact with a good lens could be good, something like the Olympus XZ-1 (or is it 2 now?) although it's not that long of a zoom.
I don't think a compact system is mandatory for quality photos. All the ones on my walls at home were taken with a bridge, they look great.