>The specs demanded cause the price to be higher that they are >likely to be willing to spend by their own admission. How many >would pay $2500 or more for a camera that did most of what was >desired
I am willing to pay that price. Almost seven years ago, I paid $2100 for the D200, and skipped the D300. I had ample time to gather the cash needed. But I do not want FX.
>The D7100 and >possible D400 will have no direct competitor in the Canon >line, same as now.
I could not care less what Canon does. I am a customer of Nikon, and I care that Nikon delivers the level of IQ and performance that Nikon customers expect. And if they are not able or willing to deliver, too bad.