Great reading, thanks for the effort and sharing it with us.
The CF card door issue is a strange one for me to decide on. I still use my old D100 a lot because it lives permanently in the trunk of my car with an 18-70 DX lens mounted. Every time I open the CF card door I think about how much faster it is than the D2X to get the card in or out. The door has suffered a number of hasty openings and closings and bumps for seven years and it still feels like it did when it was new. I'm actually looking forward to the retro style