Whew... Thanks all....I was missing getting a few thoughts.
I have always been a Nikon lover...since forever. Just maybe I will pick up a F3 and a prime again...great idea.
I have found that while traveling I just kept condensing my bag, it never seemed light enough. i used to do a lot of action shooting and my subjects have changed. I print usually at 8 1/2 x 11..at the most 13 x19. I also realize after many years as long as you have some decent equipment, all things created equal, it's the photographer not the gear. I would rather have mediocre gear any day and have great talent...
I am not so much a pixel peeper as just the enjoyment of a beautiful created image. I want to "make photographs" not just "take pictures".
I have always felt this forum was very positive...so I believe I will mostly remain a member.