I agree that we use our cameras at our own risk. I agree that many of us push our cameras to their design/spec limits. What I object to is: 1 Unrealistic or vague advertising claims, like 'professional build quality and weather-proofing' (paraphrased) 2 Tools being less durable than 15, 20 0r 25 years ago, when their real cost is probably comparable. Nikon's film bodies were sufficiently modular to allow great flexibility. Nikon could have made the D800E the studio type body, equipped for tethering, with numerous interface options, and made a D800T (for Tough) with a different unpierced base plate, fewer interfaces, O rings on the thumbwheels (harder to adjust, but that's the compromise), silicone keyboard type buttons. We happily pay extra for no anti-aliasing filter and I too would pay and extra 2 or 3 hundred for extra durability. Field failures cost more in lost work.