>Just like those of us who had to jump to Canon to >get video felt left out for 3 years. Or those who wanted a >D3x in a smaller studio body were left out for 3+ years.
All true, but I see this situation as slightly different. In the past, Nikon has generally created a clear upgrade path for its DSLR customers. The D70 was replaced by the D80, then the D90 and D7000; or there's the D2H - D2Hs - D3 - D3s - D4 sequence, and so on. This time, the D800 just isn't a obvious update for the D700; its emphasis has changed.
I'm not saying that this is good or bad, or that Nikon are wrong, but I can see how it could confuse or disappoint some members.