Yes, we do seem to be following each other. My only disappointment has been, especially with the D800, that the UK weather has not provided good light very often lately. Wildlife has been very difficult, if not non-existent and landscapes bland and flat. In fact much of what I have done in landscape has been converted to monochrome.
Still awaiting my V1, so hopefully the postman will arrive soon. I missed out on a mint FT-1 yesterday for £100 (US$150) and they don't come up on e-bay that often.
I can't imagine a time where any telephoto is just too long!