Fri 04-Jan-13 01:01 AM | edited Fri 04-Jan-13 01:03 AM by LMMiller9
I have the D800 and could not be happier with it. I think the decision is like... "Should I buy the Ferrari with 500 horsepower, or should I spend another 20K for the Ferrari with 520 horsepower." In the real world it won't matter! You are going to have an incredible 36megapixels to work with which produces incredible detail.
Take a look at my Smugmug gallery. All the photos there were taken with the D800. I seriously doubt that you would see any difference in any of these with the D800E. Personally, I think you will be better off spending that extra money on glass. Every deficiency in my photos is entirely a function of the lack of skill of the operator!
But, you will be happy with either camera.
On the processing side. I recommend you use Nikon Transfer, ViewNX and Capture NX2, all of which are easy to use and designed to match the camera. I haven't found a need for anything else.