>I would add one further item to this theis: >- we never got a D700S (D700 with a D3S sensor). There must >have been a reason for that.
Absolutely. Nikon knows exactly what they are doing.
An undeniable paradox: To think that there is any such thing as an absolute rule is at worst naïve, and at best, shortsighted. There is no such thing as an always-true, all context- or situation-salient, absolute rule that always holds true…including this one!