Blame Adobe not Nikon. I have a D800 and had PSE 9. I tried updating PSE 9 but it wouldn't accept D800 NEF files. I went on the Adobe forum and was told that I had to update to PSE 11 in order to be able to process D800 files. I found PSE 11 on sale at B&H for 49.99 so I bought it. Sale only lasted a few hours. Later that same day it was 69.99.