I have been following this discussion with interest, as I have long considered getting an FX body, but have been put off by the (to me) high cost and large size and weight. Looking at my current photo opportunities, I have begun to question if I really need the FX camera, as I don't really want FX because it is FX, but to use some of my older MF wide angles for which there is no DX replacement, and it looks like there never will be. They are small, an advantage that looms larger as I get older and don't like carrying a lot of heavy equipment. The FX high ISO advantage is being eroded by new sensor technology, and the smaller sensors are getting good enough for me. This has led me to seriously consider going to a M4/3 camera, namely the Olympus OM D EM5. I can get a body and an adequate set of lenses for less than the cost of a Nikon FX body, and have a huge weight saving in the bargain. I tried the Nikon V1, and I didn't like it, it seemed too much like a P&S for what I want. Also, there are already a lot of M43 lenses out, and more Nikon 1 lenses are off in an uncertain future. When I really think about it, to take the kind of pictures I want I should look at what best fits my needs, and if Nikon doesn't want to make, so be it.