I agree with you. We really don't know the real world impact of these cameras. As with any issue we have folks who form their firm opinions without the benefit of reviews, testing or experience. It is always amusing to watch this unfold. In another post I posed the question you raised as to whether one will see all this additional resolution in a print. Most agree that one will not see the difference expept in extremely large prints or in severely cropped photos. That is not to say that the D800 is not an exciting camera and I am looking forward to having one. It will be a large upgrade for my since I am now shooting with a D200. However it will not do everything better than other cameras and I expect that the real world advantages will be shown to be less than most of us expect. That is why I am trying to better evaluate whether the E model in fact is any better for landscapes than the regular model. The answer appears to be that any advantage is limited to photos shot at f/8 or wider.