nrothchild - yes I have seen this must have more pixel mania. I put this down that many photographers or camera owners ( could be happy snapper with too much money...lol) to not understand that more pixels. cramped into a large postage stamp will not result in finer images.
I also get the impression that Nikon is producing more cameras for the non-pro or serious amateur market, and this is where Canon seems to make most of its sales. Or have I got that wrong?