>I love my D300. It does all I need it to do. > >It is a shame when excited owners of a new camera feel the >need to emphasize their joy by berating the cameras of >others. > >Also, those who think everyone has the money to go out and buy >a $2000 camera because it has the newest bells and whistles >are living in a world with which I'm not familiar. > >We have a D300/200/100 forum because many of us are delighted >with our "outdated" technology. > >Besides, I liked grain in my shots when I shot Tri-X in >1972--I don't mind a little noise in my ISO 6400 low-light >shots 40 years later! > >As regards "appearance," I couldn't care less about >appeearance. The FEEL and BALANCE of the D300 though, are >superb. I will not put down the feel and balance of any other >camera to get my jollies.