Randy: I didn't say it made sense. I think Nikon may lose a lot of shooters if they abandon high-end DX. I for one, would look at Canon in a heartbeat, as I think they have a better collection of mid-level lenses for an action shooter like me. That said, Canon seems to be doing the same thing as Nikon. Nikon seems to be abandoning the avid amateur to FX. The D600 is basically a D7000 body with an FX sensor and a tweaked (slightly newer) version of the same 39 point AF system.
What's next,...an FX D520 with a swivel screen and no internal AF motor? I'm just kidding, but you never know.
Then again, for decades, we all used FX (film). The apparent focal lengths were the actual focal lengths. And, we all survived. I love the DX crop factor because it allows me to do things I could not financially afford to do on FX or film. But, I don't feel entitled to it, and I'll adapt if I have to.