I don't want to see it. You already cost me a lens. My D700 is just fine.
My D700 is just fine. My D700 is just fine. My D700 is just fine...
Speaking of that lens, and not to change the subject... it is occurring to me that the 16-35 and 70-200 make a very nice two lens kit, much better than 14-24 and 70-200 for example. I had a tough time picking between those 2 ultra-wides.
Just the way I see focal lengths... there is a huge gap between 24 and 70mm. It isn't just "a few steps back or forward"... 24mm is so wide on FX that I can't make 24mm do something else longer. But 35mm is so close to normal that, just sitting here and pondering things, I'm not sure what would compel me to always carry a 24-70, as I am so accustomed to doing now - it is just instinctive. I think 35mm is more like a few steps back to cover the 35-70 range (not 100% but close enough for "a light walk around kit", as light as things can go with a 70-200 in the mix.
And one of the reasons I held off so long on an ultra-wide is that then I am carrying 3 rather large and heavy zooms. Particularly if I went with the 14-24, which was the main option until recently. There would be a temptation to leave the ultra-wide home unless I had some pre-planned idea before leaving the house. But the 16-35 and 70-200 as a pair is very close to what i have now, even slightly easier to carry.
Another option would be to carry a fast 50 or some other small prime, not so much to cover the gap, but for the wide aperture capability. And a 50/1.8 for example, would fit in any pocket. Lots of variations on that theme - I suspect you'd be thinking 85/1.4 (and me too).
I mention this because you are wide/normal-less at the moment in a zoom. If I were you, and I were looking (down the road after fiscal recovery) to fill in the zoom set - to replace the 17-55 - I would consider things in this light. It may make sense to fill in the ends before the middle.
I'll have to see how I feel about giving up f2/8 - these things are never easy and there are always compromises, but I think I am going to try this and see how I feel about things in the real shooting world.