It will be... in the meantime, the best choice for you is the d7000 :) It's a lovely camera with 16 quality megapixels. The d7000 gives you professional controls and body at a very sweet price point. It's also quite demanding on technique, which imho is a very good thing if you're new to DSLR - it teaches you good shooting discipline from the get-go. It's also a camera that is hassle-free now (no more oil on sensor issues, AF works fine).
16MPX is quite good, especially considering the pixel-level quality - those are good pixels ;) I shot most of the stuff here with the d7000: <Link Removed>It's got a tough body with lots of control points, thus good ergonomics. This is important, because I can access all settings I use from the camera body with my eye at the viewfinder. With practice, changing setting becomes muscle memory, and your d7k an extension of your body. Buying the d7k now will live you enough spare money to buy some good lenses, such as the 12-24 F/4 for landscapes (that at some focal lenghts, even covers the full frame, so when you transition to FX you'll still be able to use it). Or you could buy the sigma 8-16mm - fantastic wide angle.
You can't go wrong with the d7k now, even if a replacement arrives soon. The price is good, the sensor is good (and in some respects better than the new 24mpx sensors in the d3200 and d5100). Use it for a year, get used to Nikon controls, and switch a year later when the d600 price comes down.