After reading this thread, I checked my D800 for actuations. I found that it had exactly 2 more actuations than the last exposure on the card. These two may have occured in the camera shop while the sales person was showing me camera. He did not want to even open the box before he was sure I was going to buy. Reason: No shutter actuations on a new camera.
I suppose it might bug me a bit if I had found 1,200 actuations on a new camera. But if all is well, I am fairly sure that I would get over it. If the actuations were the result of testing, or tuning the camera, that could even be a bonus!