Yeah, Im with you there Anthony. I promised myself I wouldnt buy any new automatic lenses until I had completely mastered the D700 with my manual lenses. I dont want to fall back into relying on automatic controls and letting them take over my photography.
However its getting ever harder to resist the new 24-120. And if my old macro lens cant be repaired I might need one of those too.
Good thing I still have that vet bill to finish paying.