Alan I could not agree more. I waited for a bit before I bought my D700, but have still had it over 3 years, and I paid around $2400 for mine. I bought it because my D200 was being pushed to the outer limits of its capabilities by the way I was shooting. I am extremely happy with the results of my D700 and have ZERO interest in video in a still camera. Maybe sometime in the future I will buy a replacement for my D700 but I am not sure it will be a D800.