>> I am sticking with my Nikon D/SLRs for now, but my compact photography has gone elsewhere.
Mine started off elsewhere. I've been shooting Canon's little point-and-shoot cameras for years, and I think they do this bit well. I was going to have another look at the Nikon 1 when I ran across the G15. I had no idea there was a range of cameras that were point-and-shoot simple, but had external controls for exposure compensation and PASM, like a DSLR. And with a fast lens, the G15 became the must-have camera that goes with me when my iPhone just isn't enough camera (which is most of the time) and my DSLR rigs are just too much.
I really like my Nikon DSLRs. I honestly don't see myself doing anything else. I just ordered another lens for my recently acquired D700, and my D300s is still a great camera for the track and for a walk in the woods. The lack of a D400 doesn't bother me because I'm not on the hunt for the new thing. But for those who are, Nikon is missing the boat.
On the bright side, I don't think photographers have ever had the range of choices, the amazing lenses, and the technical features we have today. And more just keep coming.