Sparky, congrats on the D2xs. Last year I could finally afford a D2x which compliments my D2H nicely. Got one on the "For Sale" forum for $700 and it was virtually new, always used indoors for portraits and only had 11,000 clicks. What I'm saying is, getting what YOU want is important. I'm disabled and can no longer afford new and the only way to get an affordable pro body was to go with the D2x. I don't think you'll regret your purchase and the transition from an H to a X or Xs is an easy one!