>If I were a pro, and my livelihood was based on my images, I >would go full frame. I'm not, and it isn't, and my D300 fills >the bill nicely for me. And, BTW, its high ISO performance is >fine with me, after shooting ASA 25-400 film for 40 years.
You were living the high life with that "ASA" 25-400. I used to thrive on Kodachrome 10 & 12 ASA.