I'm going to jump in here. I believe the camera is second to technique. I am and have been an equipment freak, making the mistake that a better camera, will make my photos the best. In the seventies I had to have Nikon F's F2, F3 and I realized I was not putting enough film through those guys to justify using them. When the D70 came out I had to have it and promptly put it on the shelf. A few years ago I retired and bought a D7000 to get back into it. The camera was great, but not very forgiving of poor technique. I never did master it. Along came a deal on a second hand D700 and I jumped on it. I love the camera and have acquired all the "Pro Glass" .I now long for a D800. After reading Stan and others repeatedly talk newer Nikonians down from the NAS ledge with statements like "How are you limited by your current equipment" May I suggest you(we) work on our Technique and acquire need specific glass. I'm Jim and I'm a nas aholic.