Gosh, I can sure identify with your comments !! (but first, I have to ask, "What the heck is this "message locked by moderator" stuff ???")
In my opinion, all your comments are just fine, and totally valid. (I hope you (and other) actually get to read replies to your message !!)
Anyway, I was an OLD SLR user many many years ago, and really totally enjoyed it. Then for many years I enjoyed many digital PS cameras, -the last which is a Casio EX-FH20, and excellent camera in every way. But I was still waiting and watching for a Digital SLR that I felt would be a good marriage between the two technologies. So, long story short, last winter I purchased my D90.
I think it will be very interesting to read through the "flurry" of messages here on the forum, especially as soon as some of the "new gageteers" get their hands on the D7000.
Yes, I was overwhelmed by even the complexities of D90, and spent a LOT of time reading books to figure it out. The more complex things get, the more frustrated I am, and it just takes a lot longer to really figure it out, and then finally actually get to use it as a camera like it should be.
Anyway, I do have many other thoughts that I could share, but will refrain for now.
I'll "hide and watch" all the excitement of those most heavily afflicted by "new-car-itis."