I agree completely, Tristan. If you want the absolute best image quality, get an FX camera and Nikon's pro FX lenses. I'm not saying DX is just as good as FX in that regard. But in some ways it's better, because a DX kit is smaller, lighter, and less expensive. So, there's a trade-off. For some photographers (like me), the value of a smaller and lighter kit outweighs any improvement I might get in image quality. Frankly, I'm thrilled with the photos I get from my D300.