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Eric provided an excellent overview. Both are very good systems but neither will have dramatically different image quality better than the D5000. The main differences relate to handling and operational techniques. The d700 is a really good camera when paired with really good lenses, as is the current DX models when paired with very good lenses. So which is right for you is going to be determined by your shooting operational preferences, long term budget and understanding that the camera body is the cheapest part of your kit. Good lenses for either DX or FX are expensive long term investments.
I am probably not that much further along than you, having a DSLR for only 2 years but over that time, despite a very limited budget, by rearranging priorities have ended up with some good lenses: 70-200vr 2.8, 17-55 2.8, 85 1.4, 10-24, 10-20 3.5, Sigma 50mm 1.4,1.8, 35 1.8 which adds up to several times the camera cost. These are mainly DX so covering the same range with the same quality in FX is going to be a lot more. A 300mm 2.8 needed to get the same field of view as the 70-200 at the long end when mounted on a DX body is going to be really expensive, $5,000, for example.
If you are prepared financially as well as physically to lug the high end high weigh lenses around, a D700 with 14-24 2.8, 24-70 2.8, 70-200VRII 2.8 is a good starting point unless you need reach for sports, wildlife or particularly birds in flight. Take a look at the lenses BIF shooters need to carry like 600 f4 is $10,500.
Getting the camera, DX or FX, if you and your wife are serious, should be thought of as an entry point, from where the real investment starts.
Stan
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