So, hanging around this forum for the past year I've noticed something that has led me to come up with a little theory that I'm calling The One Above theory.
It seems like most of the time when someone posts about getting a new camera here and asks for advice on which camera to buy, they're trying to get more camera than they need. Based on what they say they'll use it for, it seems like they're usually looking at the one above the one they need in Nikon's product line. I don't think it's all bad because having too much camera in itself won't hurt anyone's photography, but if it makes people get The One Below on their lenses lists it really might. And most of us are unfortunately on a budget, so tradeoffs are something we have to deal with.
I've seen it in myself, too—I'm not trying to single anyone out. So how do people here overcome these thoughts?
Here's a little paraphrased Wordsworth on the subject:
My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky [through the viewfinder of my D90]:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die [unless Nikon has released the D700s]!
The Child is father of the Man [and the D90 of the D700s];
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.
There I go again, but it's true—I'm hoping for days with the D90 and D700s bound each to each in my camera bag. BTW, for the record I want a D3s. ;-)