>You folks here have given me some hope for a dawn of D400 or >alike soon.
Interesting. That's not what I'm hearing in this discussion. I hear that there are just a few people who want a camera that barely even has a niche in Nikon's lineup, which as it expands leaves less and less probability of a D400. Remember, the D400 was _overdue_ two years ago.
What is remarkable to me is that this is the first time in my photographic 'career' that Nikon has not had a camera in its line-up that I wanted _and_ could afford. And what that means is that I either have to spend more than I need to for more camera than I need OR adapt my photography to fit a camera. That is hardly the end of the world but without being overly dramatic that makes me just a little sad.