I have been following this thread and so many others like it that I finally have to respond to what "IMHO" is the reason that so many avid photographers out there are using the "DX" format. My first Nikon was the venerable Nikon F, then the Photomic T, Ftn, F2s, N8008, and finally the N-90s. The reason for the N-8008 and the N-90S was my eyes went south and I needed auto focus. When I switched to Digital the D3 was totally out of my price range so I purchased a D-80, upgraded to a D-90 and now will upgrade to a D-7000. The reason being cost, budget or what ever you want to call it and nothing else. It had nothing to with use, purpose etc only cost. If Nikon had a so called "prosumer" FX camera in that price range that's the one everyone would be purchasing. Again IMHO time will tell but in a few years with technology advancing by leaps and bounds prices will come down in the FX format and we will get FX at a reasonable price.
"If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank account". Woody Allen