I am sorry but you are being patronizing. I have had the same problem: Focusing on an eye with my subject directly in front of me and the eye isn't sharp but an inch to the left or right is. When I use a D300 the results are superb, the D7000 is very disappointing. It is going back on Monday. Please note that I am not a novice and understand the new D7000 and the changes to the auto focus system.