this is where you start seeing a lot of hypocracy.
I constantly hear photographers complain when somebody sees a photo they have and says "you must have a good camera". Thier fragile self esteem gets damaged and they get upset.
Same with threads like this, you are going to see a virtual army of photographers come in here and say it is 95% the photog and only 5% the camera.
THEN, take a little stroll over to the D7000 Vs D300 threads where it is made quite clear that anything less than a D300s is virtually useless for any real photography because all the other cheaper camera bodies are so crippled they are unable to work with them. (what happened to it being about the photographer?)
So apparently the answer is this, IT is the PHOTOGRAPHER, not the camera, UNLESS the camera is less than a D300s, in which the photographer is instantly rendered useless. So as long as you have a D300s or better, it is all the photographer and not the camera at all.
anyways, i for one am not somebody who gets hurt so easily, and i understand exactly what you are asking so let me try to answer.
The lenses are more important in general. Of course you have to have a decent camera body, but the lenses will last longer, and without a good lens, well, garbage in, garbage out. And photographers normally (not always, but normally) will spend more money in lenses than the camera body. As you really only NEED a single body to take pictures, but you cant use a 35mm lens to shoot birds in flight, not can you taske a picture of an ants face with a nikkor 80-400 VR.
I have put roughly 4,000 into lenses. I have a D90 that i shoot with. I decided to put more money into the glass and go with the D90 instead of the D300 because that split second that the shutter is open the D90 is every scrap as good as the D300 and arguably better. However that does not mean i have as many keepers, but i dont shoot birds or sports. I have pre-ordered a D7000, and look forward to my next lens purchase as well. I think many photogs would agree that if a decision must be made in a budget you are better skipping out on the body slightly if it means you can get higher quality glass.
But this is my opinion, and one that seems to be shared in general, but it is not the only opinion and subjective to each individuals shooting style.