>4-5 years from now, when you have a FF 40mp camera that can >shoot in the dark, will you be putting your DX lens on that?
No. I won't mount a DX lens on an FX body, but I will continue to use that DX lens on a DX body.
>breaking out the old and then obsolete D400?
Why would you think the mythical D400 will be obsolete in four or five years. I still use my D2X(2005) on a regular basis. Often along side my D3s and D800E. I continues to work as well today as it did 8 years ago.
>Just doesn't seem to make sense, simply put.. to produce high >end new DX lenses just to stop your DX line of bodies. I think we >may be reading into the delayed D400 (or whatever it will be) >Not all of us can upgrade to FF overnight.. which is the crux >of the issue.. and if DX bodies stop coming, well I think >we'll have to basically give our good DX glass away.
As I wrote above, Nikon will continue to build DX bodies for the foreseeable future. The only question is will they continue the D_00 series bodies in DX format.
>I was going to skip the d300/s as I'm quite happy with my >D200..but with prices coming down (d300s $500-$600) -- I may just >feed the NAS and "upgrade" to one of those. > >Old tech, but new to me. > >I think just the larger LCD alone might be nice.. the extra >buttons, and that stop more of high ISO i read about now and again.
The D300 is an excellent body. If you decide to add one to your kit, I am sure you will be as happy as I am with mine. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!