Welcome to the Forum Lester and congrats on your new D610.
I agree with every point you have made about the camera. I just wish I could find one that doesn't sack up on me after a week or two!
Not bashing the D610 but I've just had to return the second one to the dealers after the viewfinder lost all the grids and AF points and then completely failed to focus. I thought I was unlucky with the first faulty one.