Well it's hard to define my annoyances with the camera, Mostly its the accessibility of the menu options (Or should I say lack of it.)
It's really just the little things that I didn't realize I might need in the future that I now lack which annoys me. If I could go back and change my decision I would, But I can't. All I can do is learn from my mistake and maybe try to prevent others from making the same mistake.
Everything is fine when you set it right before you start shooting and don't have to change anything, But the adjustments to the settings that need to be done trough the quick-menu when needed take me out of my shooting focus/concentration because they require me to take the camera away from my eye and select the right quick-menu item to adjust, adjust it and close the quick menu to continue shooting.
And as I've got limited concentration due to a still unexplained an uncured medical problem, It's starting to irritate and take the fun out of grabbing the camera and going for a walk with it.
I'll explain these medical problems in this paragraph so you can skip this if your not interested in them:
Permanent headache (Day in day out all day long), Dizziness and the already mentioned limited concentration capability. (Along with other minor things. Which also include what I believe are migraine attacks, But my doctors has denied that so far.)
I've seen doctors and had tests taken but they couldn't find anything, Then the sent me away saying it was something psychological, Been treated by a psychologist who didn't believe my headaches had a psychological cause because of the nature of my complaints.
Which resulted in being send back to doctors, Who had some tests done again, With no result again and been sent back to the psychological side for the second time, Which after three years of therapy with no results on lowering my headaches and minimizing the related medical issues.
It did help accepting the fact that I wake up with a headache every day, Even though I will never fully accept it as it's simply unacceptable as long as I'm unsatisfied with how hard the (medical) doctors have tried to find the cause of it.
No doctor I've met has ever really shown interest in my problems and taken it upon him to either find the cause or find someone somewhere who can.
So this brings me to the point where it's the Medical side's turn again, And at the moment I'm not in the mood to go and see them. (I don't trust my general practitioner/family doctor anymore, Been thinking about switching to someone else. Preferably a younger and more open minded one.)
This whole thing has been going on for at least 15 years now, (Started with having a headache sometimes and in 5 years time had grown into having a headache every single day all day long.) And has resulted in me not being able to keep up with school and after I got my high school diploma (Mind you we got different difficulty's for that. And I finished on one of the lowest one's without having to do much studding(If any) for it because it was a lot lower then what I could have been capable off), I did six moths of Vocational Education/Community College? (Of which I'd finished only 1 moth of work and was 5 moths behind on the rest of my class) after which I had enough and quit school, Applied for a specialized welfare/social security form meant for young people who are unable to work due to a medical or psychological condition (Called Wajong.) was excepted into it and have been sitting at home unemployed(And unfit for work) for the last 7 years (25 years old right now, Quit school when I turned 18 as you're Legally required to go to school until your 18 here in The Netherlands)
Living with my mom and dad and not wasting money on things I don't need have kept my expenses low allowing my to safe some money into a savings account. (There are people who receive Wajong that complain it's not enough to cover there monthly expenses. Don't ever take those people serious, There either ungrateful bastards or there just doing it wrong.)
And as I got bored with the few hobby's I had, I looked for something new and thought photography could be something for me so I bought the D5100+18-55 VR a year ago to try it out and soon after registered on these forums.
In that year I bought three additional lenses (35mm+50mm f/1.8G and 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro) and the SB-700 flash, So yeah I've been enjoying photography so far.
Okay, Back to camera talk:
So more direct control buttons would be welcome, Other things I want are micro adjustments for my primes, AF motor in body for older lenses (Like the affordable 24 f/2.8 AF-D), Virtual Horizon, And some other things.
Oh here's one more thing though, Commander Flash mode which enables me to use the SB-700 off camera with Nikon's CLS.
But the D5100 also offers some things that the D7000 has to do without, Like the swivel-screen and better placement of the movie record button (although I've never used it.)
So I wont toss the D5100 aside as soon as I'll get the D7000, They will both be used for different reasons and occasions.
I'll probably put the 35mm f/1.8 on the D5100 and leave it there for family photo's and use the D7000 for closeup, portrait, And the more artistic work.
Both camera's are great for what they offer, But they are both in different classes for a reason.