Lol I have considered getting a D70 for the 1/500 sync :D
I wanted a D700 with video and a firmware upgrade... Ill probably get a used D3s as I cannot afford a D4 now. The D600 seems nice but being priced around the a900 with a few obvious cripples (1/4000 SS) it seems a bit late. You could get the D700 and 5Dmk2 for around $2100 refurb in the stores a year ago. The price vs the obvious cripple really don't make this camera to appealing considering what they are coming from.
A few months ago canonites were complaining that the 5dmk3 was $1000 overpriced. Then Canon rubs salt in the wound by putting a subpar camera in the price slot the 5dmk3 should have been. Many nikonians feel the same about the D700 vs the D600. If they didn't cripple the Shutter speed amd flash sync Nikon would have had many more happy buyers. Now they have no performance bodies in their lineup except the D4. The d90 was toolset, d300s was performance, the D700 was low light, The d3s was performance, and the d3x was resolution.
Now the D7000 is low light/toolset (Dx), the D600 is "low light" and resolution, the D800 is resoultion, and the d4 is performance...
People want either a cheap (sub $3000) performance body, or a Dx (crop sensored) performance body. The d600 is not a performance body so everybody is mad. We thought the D800 would be one but they pulled a 5dmk2 trick on us.
I personally may just get a used D3s for now because I cannot afford a D4