This is a meaningless post. However, my local store in Portland (Pro Photo) has 8 D700's in stock with a two week return policy. I picked one up yesterday and have not even opened it just in case the announcement is another flop. I played with the store demo at the store and all I can say is that camera is solid and no other camera maker builds a camera like the D700 in that class. As if I did not know that already. I have only had about three of them Anyway, I am really tempted to just go with it for now.