I'm sorry guys but I just don't get it: Why release a camera with the same Mpix as the D300 when Canon is doing things higher up in the range? Nikon would have done much better releasing a camera with a bit more MPix than the top of the Canon range, and discounting the D3's price down to D700 range. Seems to me that somehow the D700 secret slipped and now Nikon can't do anything than make the best of the disclosure by actually releasing the camera.
I also have no doubt that in a few years DX will go out the window and we will be back to FX (read "classic 35mm") size lenses. Nikon should have never gone to DX, but instead kept the FX size all along no matter what the market pressure.