>Interestingly, you really don't see much harping in the D700 >forums about an upgrade.
D700 users lost their minds for a while, but the D800(e) and D600 have proven to give back more for many than what they took away. I begrudgingly gave the D800e a chance and it has relegated the D700 to MIA status.
appears a pretty convincing argument as to why we are not likely to see a mini-D4 (starting at post #50).
I think instead of just producing standard iterations of camera models, Nikon has decided to try and get ahead of the curb a little. It was a home run in the D800e - I dare anyone to use that camera for 6 months and not fall in love with it - despite the fact that when announced the features and obscene amount of megapixels made no earthly sense at all. In some ways it has turned into a much more versatile camera than I think Nikon even intended.
What does this mean for a D400? Maybe that even if it appears it might not be what was called for or expected.