Well I guess I just vented on my post (at least I admitted it was rude), but just like my comment didn't make you very happy, comments like:
-its Peters fault,
-people that only care about the "rumored" D800 and nothing for anyones life that has been affected in the past 10 months
-blame Nikon for not planning better
-posting to something entirely different and still complaining I don't have my D800.
These don't exactly make me happy and maybe a few others here.
I go back and laugh at a few post, "like I sold my DXXX camera thinking Nikon would make an improved/newer model. Its been year/months and they have put out nothing for me so I had to buy DXXX and lost alot of money"....and basically rants I am pissed.
Uh Nikon didn't hold a gun to his head and make him sell or buy. This guy tried to out smart the "camera market" and got burned just like so many people play the stock market and get burned. Would I like to sell my gear for top dollar when that time comes, you bet. To sell with out planning ahead is just uh stupid...in Nikons case you need to have the replacement in hand, new products can be hard to get anyway.
Do I believe that an upgrade for the D700 would be nice, yes. Has it been rumored to death and kinda like "the boy who cried wolf", yes. When I got my D700 did Nikon ever promise me a "D800" in 3 years, no.
In your statement you wanted a D700 that shot video, Nikon does make a full frame camera that shoots video if you really wanted it.
A few years ago I bought a D200, a 3 months later the D300 was announced. Do I wish Nikon had told me that there would be a newer camera out in less than six months, yes. Was I part of Nikon rumors back then, no. Do I have any regrets on the D200, no, I learned alot.
There are some people that have to have the latest and greatest, in some cases Nikon would have sold the D200 and then a few months later the D300. Can I blame them for not telling me, no. Cannon does the same thing except maybe the D1 they gave a 6 month window on. I don't keep up with Cannon that much but from what I hear this is excessive for them. Which tells me a lot of things have changed in the past year to cause this type of change, maybe not all for the good either.
I love my D700 but I also don't have the desire or need to shoot video. I need to improve my skills more than a newer camera would improve my results. I hope the D700 turns out to be better than you expected, I hope your only regret is you didn't get it sooner.