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I was a first adopter of the d300 and have always enjoyed it. I'll be a first adopter on the d400 when it comes out, whenever they get around to it. I don't really need more than what my d300 gives me, but time marches on and I'll take what they give.
My d300 has been bagged with a d700 for several years now. Dunno how I could have better, at the price I am willing to pay. Sure, I'd like to have a d3s or even d4, but being retired, I don't *need* anything more than what I have. Truthfully, I would be happy just to replace either body with a newer version of the same. Both are simply awesome cameras, once you learn how to best utilize them. I'm not even tempted by the d7000, even though it's supposed to be a very nice camera. So, if I break the d300, I'll buy a d300s and not be mad. Same with the d700, although I have ordered a d800. I wouldn't want to be without the high ISO capability of the d700.
I realize that I'm in a little different position than a lot of folks wanting a new d400. But, I'm not convinced that the d300s is really such a bad deal today, for anyone wanting high performance DX at a good price. I'm not a video guy, so maybe I'm way off base for those folks wanting both high performance DX *and* video.
Yes, the d800 does have DX mode, but that's not going to replace the TOL DX camera. It's too expensive and too slow to replace what a d400 will do.
Regardless, I'm firmly in the camp with those that believe that Nikon will have a new TOL DX camera. I suspect that it will best the d7000 in most every aspect except price. So, hang in there guys, it's a coming!