Wed 02-May-12 12:24 AM | edited Wed 02-May-12 12:26 AM by Hotswimmer
I understand what you're saying, Arthur, but really, this phenomenon isn't at all unique to cameras - a lot of high-technology equipment is like this, and electronic gear in particular. Cell phones, computers, TV's are only a few examples of consumer goods that follow a similar profile. It hasn't been that long since cell phones were the size of a brick and all they did was make phone calls. Now, you have people perfectly willing to throw away a $400 Iphone that they bought just 2 years ago so they can have the privilege of spending an equal amount on the latest one, and a day later, be whining about everything they're going to have to wait for until Apple releases the next one, when even the one they had was a miracle by any standard of measure. It's the world we live in.
Anyway, I'm the opposite of you, Arthur; I love my D300 and it's all the camera I'll need for a very long time. It's still fun watching people dialogue about the new stuff, though, and exciting to see what Nikon comes up with. Bring on the D400, in whatever form it takes.