>There seem to >be a lot of disappointed and disillusioned D200/D300 owners >out there. Nikon is counting on them to move to a Nikon FX >body or settle for a D7100. For those of us, however few we >might be, who don't want to move to FX and who have never had >to "settle" for any Nikon product in the past, this >will be a new and not so happy Nikon experience for us. <snip> >In all my time as a Nikon user there has >always been a body with just the right features for just the >right price. I've _never_ felt like I had to buy more than I >needed or settle lower.
I'm with you. For me it's not just a question of what I want; I cannot afford any of the FX bodies. They are beyond my means and will always be. It would break my heart to switch to Canon--not because of loyalty (if Nikon kicks me to the curb, I won't have any qualms about kicking them to the curb) but because the money I've spent on the D200 and D300 and their lens henceforth will be wasted. But switch I will.