I hope the economy picks up also. It's hard to buy into the "world view" when all the news feels like bad news. Do enjoy that D700! It is an amazing camera. When I got my D700 I realized that it was a DSLR that could do everything I needed in a camera and then it was time to give serious thought on whether the lenses were fitting into the roles where I had them slotted. The D700 accepts many of the older lenses very gracefully so if you bargain pick, you can redesign a kit for considerably less than these new AFS prices.
Roger It's still, ISO, aperture and shutter-speed, right?