Thanks for the valuable thread. I have sold my D90 in preparation for buying either a D300s or D7000. I am waiting, as you and what seems like the whole Nikon user world, for more definitive test results. I too have a D700 and the thought of a D7000 producing similar results produces a definite WOW. Whilst I'm without a small sensor camera I'm using my D700 with x1.4 & x1.7 TC's for wildlife and this is where your thread has woken me up this morning. I have used the D700 for everything else, but only occasionally for wildlife and birding. I left that for the D90. The thought of a camera with a near IQ to the D700 is terrific.
I won't make any decisions for a while and anyway like you the UK still awaits its sale in the shops. However, the future is looking decidedly rosy now. I shall follow your future threads on the subject with interest.