Hi, Bill. Congratulations on acquiring the new Nikon D7000. For several months, I have been using the menu-driven Nikon D5000 and Nikon D5100 which became cumbersome to use and frustrating at times when I would miss certain shots because I was fumbling through the menus. I just got my Nikon D7000 recently, and as soon as I started using it, I was thrilled at the easy access to knobs and buttons for controlling camera settings. I wish I went with the Nikon D7000 right away.