>I'm just figuring but there wouldn't really be a need for 1 or >2 year upgrade cycles like you see right now. I guess the F200 >might have a slightly faster AF system and improved metering, >though of course, it is already great.
The Pro Bodies had a production life of about 8 to 10 years. That would be much less pain in the wallet for most of us. I suspect the F8 would be the latest and greatest taking the place of the D4 with a similarly capable AF system and feature set. One thing for certain, Kodak would be significantly stronger than their current status in chapter 11. I think Kodachrome would not have been discontiued too. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!