Like you, I do want the elusive D400 (to replace my D200). In fact I started a post asking the question of whether the D800/E would serve well as a substitute for the D400 until (maybe that should be an "if" rather than "until") it is available. I am glad to know (for you, me and others) that you have found the D800 to serve your needs well. Of course I do not also have a D7000 so I am not as well equipped. A higher fps for action would be nice. I am still hopeful that Nikon will produce the D400 (or whatever it is called). If so the D800 and D400 would make a very nice set of tools.