#3. "RE: MB-D11 mounting plate" In response to Reply # 2
The form factor of the bottom of the MB-D11 is not exactly the same as that of the bottom of the D7000. In particular, the front-to-back depth and the curvature of the edges is quite different.
A plate that is specifically tailored to the D7000 (like most of those from Kirk, RRS, etc) isn't going to fit the MB-D11 correctly. Kirk certainly offer two different plates - the PZ-141 for the D7000 and the PZ-143 for the D7000 with MB-D11.
A more generic plate might work on both, but would be less secure.