I have been a Nikon shooter since 1969, when I bought my first used Nikon F. Since then I have had every generation of Nikons including several Fs, F2, F3, N8008, N90s, and then D100, D200, and currently D300.
My D300 has served me well, but since I have had it for more than three years I am interested in upgrade possiblities. The D7000 was tempting, but it was weak in a couple of areas such as bracketing. And I would dearly love an articulated screen and a built-in GPS.
I was also very interested in the Nikon entry into the mirrorless race. As I get along in years I would love to find a really lightweight system that is still capable of serious images. The "System 1" does not make it from what I have seen so far.
But as much as I respect the D300, it seems that other manufacturers have really passed Nikon by, whether it's the latest Canon 18MP cameras or the spectacularly spec'd Sony A77. And with all of this, Nikon has given no hint of how or when they will step up to compete.
Although I can envision a "D400" that could be a really amazing upgrade from the D300, my patience is running a bit thin. I'm looking forward to some serious tests of the Sony A77, and I am, for the first time in a long time, wondering if I would do well to switch brands in spite of my significant investment in Nikon glass.
Since Nikon Rumors presumably has a lot of peope like me who are looking for any news - even rumors - of what Nikon will do next, I am wondering how many of NR readers are starting to lose patience with Nikon's slow response to developments from other manufacturers.