I totally agree with you and Anthony about the D700 continuing to be a premier image producer, especially under low light conditions. I just celebrated the third anniversary of my purchase of a D700 and have had a blast using it over that period of time. Buying this winner was like getting a D3 for half price!
I just recently passed the 84,000 shutter release count. (The count adds up fast when shooting sports at 5 FPS). I have no fear whatsoever that as soon as the D800 enters the scene my D700 will suddenly commence shooting inferior images. I not only love the images that emerge from my D700, but I also favor the less bulky and lower weight D700 compared with the D3 and D3s. As a senior citizen the less weight I have to tote when on shooting adventures the better I like it.