Upload & Sell: On
Thanks joakim. I looked again at some of my shots with the new 1.4/85, as well as some of what I considered really good ones from my previous copy of the lens. What I discovered was that many of the "good shots" were not necessarily perfectly in focus. I think is is the love/hate aspect of this lens, and some of the other Zeiss lenses I can think of. Some, like the MPs, are all about sharpness and accuracy, while others, like the 1.4/85, the 1.4/35, are more about character.
Also, while I love my D800 it has encouraged me to adopt a pixel-peeping-first mode of viewing my photography. This is not good. Most times I immediately zoom into 100% before really appreciating the shot for all of the other characteristics — content, composition, color, tone, etc.
I think I am just going to shoot away and enjoy my "new" lens for its personality, and let the 100% in-focus fall where it may...