I'll be in the market as a first time SLR buyer around some time next year, which should be about the time a D90 refresh should be announced. ( If I have it right, because the D80 was two years old when it was replaced? )
Reading about Nikon cameras, they seem to be the best at low-light/high-iso performance, (Which is quite important to me) but lacking in video quality. (Which I won't be using as much.) Canon's cameras, on the other hand, look like they get good image quality, but seem to be targeting video, making Nikon my obvious choice.
The D90 is appealing to me because from what I've read of it, has n00b-proof controls without failing to deliver great pictures.
I'd like to get something as future-proof as possible, but don't want to spend more than ~$2000 on the body+kit.
Would the D90S/X/Whatever it's called be a good choice?
(Also, what are the advantages to shooting in RAW? Does it affect the speed of burst shooting?)