>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
The launch price of the new cutting edge 2nd generation technology included in the D300 in 2007 was $1800. The D700 semi pro was launched at $2999 in 1998. Yes, I know world exchange rates have now inflated those prices. However, 5-6 years on and I think everyone would be most surprised at what some folks would pay for a D400 in and D800 body with a 16-24 Mp DX sensor and 8 fps I would certainly pay $2500 for that if I liked the camera enough and it met my criteria.
At the end of the day we are where we are. Nikon have offered an excellent new D7100, or so it would appear. Lets hope the semi pro DX users gain satisfaction to.