Today is the 1st day that I found this discussion thread. When I started reading it I was a little concerned that no one knew about the latest cards on the market. Then I saw the 2011 dates.
(Full disclosure--I am about to rant--skip if you wish) I am somewhat of a memory card bigot. When I buy, I always buy the latest highest performing Lexar or SanDisk memory cards. When I purchased a D7000, I bought two SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB, SDHC, UHS-1 (95MB/s) cards as well. I do NOT want the least expensive piece of the equation to create a point of failure.
I shoot 14-Bit lossless RAW to Card-1 & highest quality JPG to Card-2. My test is shooting sports. At the last track meet that I shot, I set the highest frame rate, and held the shutter release down for as long as 12-15 seconds with no slowdown. I shot 916 photos in less than 2 hours. I wouldn't mind a slightly faster frame rate, but for what I can get, I'll still go with the highest quality, fastest memory card with a capacity so that I have absolutely no worries that I'll run out of room before I get back to my PC.
Why people spend so much time trying to find the cheapest card that will get by is something that I do not understand. I can understand that some won't need 32GB capacity. But why do those with $2-4,000 investment in camera, lens, & flash (Not including those who buy the Nikon Grip & Gitzo tripods) futz around trying to save $5-10 on something as important as a memory card.
Sorry, I don't get it. Perhaps someone on here can enlighten me.