Oh yeah, I do love the D700 and the D90. Both of them fit so well in my hand with the 50mm 1.8. Jeez, I felt like I wanted to take both of them home with me. :D And the SPEED of them both!!! Holy crap!
I found it really really funny though, because the sales rep was telling me about his camera preferences and I totally agreed. He bashed Sony and Canon. Sony because they have almost no experience in the field, and Canon for their low end models, the XSi and XTi. He said the XSi was really cheap and had unintuitive controls. He told me about a customer who had wanted a Rebel a couple years back. Instead, he steered him to a D50, and years later he bought a D300, thanking him for his suggestion.
He did say however, that Canon's higher end models are pretty good for what they are.
And he bashed Sony even though he had Konica Minolta lenses! That's how angry he was. :D I had suggested the Alpha 900. He replied that he should not pay so much to get a decent camera. Meanwhile, Nikon is able to pull it off throughout their entire range of cameras- pro to intro DSLRs.
But yeah, once I figured out on the D700 that the mode button on top was to change PSAM, I was in business. I was literally shooting within seconds. What really frustrated me with the Olympus is that I would have to dig through the manual, which obviously I did not have. What's interesting is that they sold out of EP-1s, which shows you what the camera is truly catering towards- people who want a somewhat advanced point and shoot. He pretty much had the same complaints about the GH1 and G1, just that they have a viewfinder.
Same thing with the D90. The rear buttons have shortcuts, and I intuitively spun the two dials to get what I wanted. Simple. No menu digging, which happens with the D40 but I'm used to it anyway so its no big deal.
I am seriously impressed with both the D90 and D700, and I'm pretty sure the D3 and the D300 work pretty much the same way.
Haha, this thread went from evaluating the EP-1 to me evaluating Nikon's DSLRs. :D