I read Nikon's statement to say that at f/11 or higher there is no advantage to the E model. Therefore it seems that the E offers no advantage to landscape shooters. That is the only application in which I thought I might prefer the E model. If there is no advantage in that application I see no reason to risk moire in other shooting situations. In other words, in my cost/benefit analysis of the regular/E models it seems that the benefit of the E (higher resolution/sharpness in landscapes) does not exist. If that is true I see no reason to pay the cost (possible moire problems). I hope that this clarifies rather than muddles the issue.