Sounds like you may not be happy if the body has a few thousand click on it? Two things: 1/ at least it will be further along the bathtub curve regarding failures, and 2/ even a new one will have a few thousand on it sooner than you think, so don't worry.
Tell us what you got when you have it.
Ok, went ahead an ordered the refurb Nikon D7000 for $1k. I really don't want a refurb but can't find a new one. Only choice I had. I want to become a little familiar with it before the class starts. Still no lens so I need to figure that out next. Thanks fo the suggestions. If you guys have any more lens suggestions, let me know. Also, I don't trust returns so what exactly would you guys do to test it once it arrives?