I think people are being naive about Nikon will do. Some features you may lust after just arent important to most people.
I own a D7000 and D800. They are similar enough that features other than the sensor probably dont play much of a role in making a choice . Higher burst speed will probably equate to a lower density sensor which for me is a deal breaker.
The marketing strategy for Nikon at times has been very hard to fiqure out at times. I do own a Divination Board for these trying to predict the future.