... its starting to frustrate me because I believe in Nikon and I would like to see them continue an amazing path in the pro area...I welcome any other vents or thoughts...
You asked for ‘any other vents or thoughts’ so here are a few suggestions:
1) Perhaps you’re asking the wrong guys, ask Nikon and tell us what they said....
2) Run a Deep Thought algorithm on the NR server and ask it the next pro-body number in hope that this number would tell us everything we want to know.
3) Accept any of the reassuring theories we throw here at random in order to pretend we really knew all along what Nikon was really up to.
4) Use astronomically corrected astrology, tea leaf readings or behavior analysis of the groundhogs and birds we take pictures of.
Seriously, do we still hope to predict Nikon intentions by identifying noise patterns in release dates and body number computations after being wrong for more than a year at it?
I am as eager for a new body as anyone here but I have to agree with many that it is only to satisfy my craving for new toys.
If I have the choice between receiving a badly conceived and buggy body now or a game-changing one later, Ill rather wait.
I have to admit, there is some educational value and fun in this guessing game.
I purchased my D3S in early 2009 ...so I'm hoping everyone is right and this year will be an advancement...
I have a D700 and I am considering an upgrade by say May. What is it the D3s is missing so much in your opinion to make you eager for a replacement? Is it just an extra 4Meg pixel? Looks like many pros are not that happy about the D3s/D3x and I would really like to know why before a commit a purchase of either of them.