Thanks everyone for your feedback. I appreciate it and I will take it to heart.
Just to update the thread: Fedex delivered my new D300s a few minutes ago. I don't have time to do much with it at the moment except unwrap it and inspect it for damage, and put the battery on the charger. I did inspect the mount and put a lens on it to make sure all is well there. The inner and outer cartons are in perfect shape and the camera appears to be in factory fresh condition.
It will have to sit on my desk until I get back from my afternoon meeting, but I plan to give it the once-over after that and shoot some test shots.
Thanks again for the advice and I'll post up some pictures when I get a chance to take some.