Lance, your frustration is the feeling of many. That being said, it seems clear that Nikon took a look at their marketing strategy and decided to not to continue shooting their top pro camera sales in the foot again. I could be way off base, but I don't expect them to put out a D4 light, which is what the direct D700 replacement would be. If it would come out,it would be at least not for quite some time, like a minimum of a couple of years and would be paired, I think, with a D5 which would jump well ahead again. If they did come out with a direct replacement now, or so, especially with the price of the D4 being what it is, they would likely kiss the sales of that baby goodbye.