>...I believe there are many more D7000 cameras >that have this problem and the reason other people are not >complaining is because most of them have not tested their >cameras with a chart or they have not compared the sharpness >of both focus systems.
I'm not trying to be a smart*** or push the D7000 focus debate, but it may be time to look at alternatives if after three D7000s you are not happy. You are correct, I have never used a "test chart" and have no interest in doing so in the future.
< Philosophical rant on >
Computers and analytical tools can be very useful, but they can also cause undue frustration to photographers. I have noticed two types of photographers; analytical and practical. The analytical is pleasured by using a computer with 100% enlargements, focus test charts, etc. to achieve the extreme capabilities from their camera. The practical are happily gratified by the artistic results created from the photographs as seen by the human eyes. Some can even happily straddle both worlds .
If the analytical style of photography is taken to extremes it frustrates and destroys what is supposed to be a relaxing and pleasurable job or hobby. Look at a photograph for what it shows the human eye, not the pixels it shows from a computer when enlarged 100%, or what focus test charts display but is never seen by the human eye in the photograph.
I'm sure if there was a poll taken the analytical photographers would have more ulcers than the practical photographers.
< Philosophical rant off >
Excuse me while I jump into my flame retardant suit.