Sigma just announced their SD1 DSLR with a 46mp Foveon APS-C CMOS sensor (15.3mp X 3 layers) and dual processors! It also has a metal body and is weather sealed. Price is expected to be around that of the D300S and canon 7D.
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Pentax also announced the K-5 which has a 16.2mp sensor, 11point AF, 7fps, metal body, auto HDR mode, 100% viewfinder, and 1080 HD video. Price is also expected to be around the D300S/ 7D $1800 point.
Even compared to these new cameras the D7000 is still more appealing!