>Does anyone think there is a problem with the way the newer >Nikon's handle auto-iso and flash?
There's certainly a difference in the workings of Auto-ISO and flash between the cameras before the D300s, and the D300s and later bodies. It's arguably more like the way Aperture priority and Shutter priority work than the previous implementaion was. As shutter priority opens up the aperture regardless of the fact that there will be flash, and Aperture priority lowers the shutter speed down to the 'flash shutter speed' you've set, so Auto-ISO raises the ISO towards the max ISO that you've set. It's arguably more like the other semi auto modes, but that's not to say I like it. I thought the previous system worked well and gave better results by keeping the ISO down.