"I think the D700 will be easy to get and quickly discounted:"
Los Angeles, US
It has NOTHING to do with the D700 as a camera. I really do what one. Instant NAS for someone who's pretty NAS resistant. But, really bad timing on the release: The ecomony is clamping down on me and my friends pretty hard, and we fall right into the demographics of the people who whould have jumped to get one just a year ago.
It also doesn't help that the zoom lenses that will bring out the most in this camera cost as much as a D300. (Please let's not start a zoom vs prime debate.)