Thank you for these important points. The D800 has now become my focus. I really have entry level avoidance, so the D600 remains off the table. Reading about the left side focus issues on the D800 makes me feel a tad concerned, but not as concerned regarding the shutter lubricant issue on the D600. I have a problem understanding how a reputable company like Nikon doesn't have a handle on quality control. Oh, well. Gotta put on the big boy pants, do a little more research, and then bust a move.