With all the nostalgia surrounding film and older cameras I got out my old Nikon kit yesterday and player around with it for a bit. The F3HPs do have bright big finders and they are all metal, but I found the body oddly un-ergonomic. It felt heavy and awkward in comparison with my D90. I don't mind the D90 finder either.
Made the decision to dump all my old film bodies. 3 F3HPs, 1 F2A and 3 Contax G2s. I should get enough for a D300s and another tripod.
If you don't like carrying that extra battery, how do you feel about carry all those cans of film. My memory card and battery last for many hundreds of uninterrupted photos and without a ridiculous back my film cameras stopped every 36 exposures.