Stan, hi again. Good points you make and the hype surrounding the D800 has been huge, this aided by the delayed launch.
No sign of D700's being heavily discounted here in the UK (yet?).
All I'm saying is that the D700 does everything I ask of it and performs superbly.... so I'm not for upgrading right now. I'm not trying to halt progress nor will I change the evolutionary nature of camera technology.