Funny how some folks seem to NEED to personalize their interactions.
OF COURSE Nikon didn't make any marketing decisions to frustrate me. My frustration is a result of the decisions Nikon has made. And OF COURSE the natural disasters have affected Nikons production of equipment. And yes indeed, until Nikon announces a model, there is no certainty that a model will ever exist.
My level of frustration comes from the fact that long ago (in camera generation terms) Nikon chose to NOT advance the D300 to a D400, and thus compete with / surpass the Canon 7D. Instead, Nikon decided to move laterally, and reduce the D300 to a YouTube camera...taking out some still photography features and inserting video. That delayed development of a legitimate step forward for the top of the line APS-c prosumer camera.
THEN the disasters hit, stabbing new products in the heart.
My two pro camera shops -- the ones in my area -- still cannot get a D800 for store stock. Remarkably, they have all of the Canon stock they need, and continue to sell it well.