Well Jason, you could be right about the price and if I were coming from a D90(or smaller) that I was happy with then the D7000 would look very good (and I do think it looks like a winner).
However, I bought a D200 over a D80 when I went DSLR due to the ergonomics, build, size and weight. I have stuck with the same criteria. Now there are 'buttons' and features (FPS and buffers for instance as pointed out by Jim Pearce) that I do want.
In six months the price could be dropping due to a D400 (?) that blows the D7000 away. Bye-the-bye, I paid more for the D200 in 2007 than the D80/18-70 kit even though the D80 was the newer and D300 rumours were already about . Heck, I'm one of the people that would like to see a Dx D3s equiv. . Perfect 2 body pairing .
I have four different cameras with the multi-cam 3500 that I use mainly for birds, sport, 'street', PJ and events. An even better AF system is always going to be welcome but no indication yet that the cam 4800 is better, just different.
Different strokes for different folks. Cheers, Tom