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While I too am sorry for your loss, I watched the love of my life hover near death, in excruciating pain for the last 2 weeks, and yet, I don't feel the need to insult everyone on FM--hmmm. Actually, I am extremely grateful to have this fellowship to help me through, and grateful for the magic of my nikons.
As far as Nikons quality control, I have 4 bodies and 7 lenses, some bought in the last month, that are flawless.
There seem to be many others on the forum with the same experience.
I have seen nothing from Nikon that isn't light years ahead of anything we had 5 years ago.
You seem to suffer from the "they didn't build it exactly like i wanted them too" syndrome. As the doctor in Rocky Horror said "They didn't build him for you!" Each camera is built to satisfy a particular demographic-maybe this one wasn't intended for you!
Deal with your sorrow, maybe get some help, if needed, then reassess your equipment. If it doesn't meet your needs, try something else, while you still have people who care to have a discussion with you! God Bless.