I was remembering this discussion when I read the most recent post on Thom Hogan's site. Here's an email someone named Musa from Kenya sent him:
"I have perhaps a different outlook from many of your readers, since I live in Kenya. Even most professionals here cannot afford some of the cameras that your readers are apparently tired of - most shoot on Canon Rebels or Nikon D40's. I am privileged in that up to a few weeks ago I was the proud owner of a D200, recently upgraded to a D300. It blows my mind that someone would dream of whining about the D300 - it's absolutely fabulous. and 3 weeks ago, I felt the same about the D200. Maybe if they knew what others used they would appreciate what they had and actually get out there and take some pictures instead of blaming the problem on their equipment. As the Swahili proverb goes 'Mtu asiyejua kucheza dansi analalamika kwamba bendi haijui kucheza muziki' - meaning that 'a person who doesn't know how to dance blames the band.'"
A little NAS intervention for the new updates coming. ;-)
Half the pros I know and meet in CA can't afford a D3 and are doing jobs with their D200's ,D70's, and D80's. I very happy with my D90 and feel that there is little missing in comparison to the D3 in terms of what tools on the body I would use...
Except a 100% viewfinder :P