It is nice to hear that you had the constraint to avoid the hype; I have been waiting awhile also in hopes of making a good decision as to when to jump into the dslr market. I have been squirreling up all my money in hopes of a full frame dslr and the D700 fits the bill perfectly. Going from a F100 to the D700 should be very exciting. Again, thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Nikon F100 Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8 AF Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D AF Nikon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.6D AF Nikon SB-28DX