Great question. I too am in the market for the D800. With all the m the left side focus problem, one would think that Nikon owners would have pressed Nikon enough for Nikon to either say "problem fixed" or not. I just sold my D3, but I get into enough trouble; I don't have to chase trouble, and I'm concerned I would be chasing trouble if I bought the D800. Sad, because if it works the way it should, it's a spectacular camera.