Thank you for the welcome, I have been surfing the Nikonians website for awhile now, just haven't posted anything of interest. I feel the same way as you do, As most electronic equipment, it will be obsolete as soon as I get it home.
I am leaning towards the lenses but, I still need to think hard. I understand there is a new breed of slide scanners out such as the Kodak 3600 dpi optical scanner, that will pretty much blow the socks off the D1's resolution.
The only drawback I really see in going for the lenses is... time. Living in California, everyone is rush, rush including me. I am trying to get out of that mindset, and take my time. Digital will offer me the convenience of instant gratification.