I agree with you. I've had the D70, D80, D200, D300 and film 8008 and a Nikormat. I shoot thousands of photos a year for work.
The D700 is fantastic. It is my main working body now with my 300 as backup. Tired of reading nit picky posts from peple who take photos of streetlights and signs. Go out and really work your camera and you will see how good it is.