Well I can see you are all pretty much fired up regarding my post. Hopefully it has passed some time while we wait for new gear. I'm still tired of waiting regardless. I've toyed with the idea of a couple of 5dmk2's as my friend uses them for his weddings and they are awesome, however the 5dmk2 is about to be upgraded or replaced ( according to rumour ) so doesn't make sense to me to change. I don't know what everyones thoughts are on the current 1DmkIV but I downloaded sample images from Dpreview and found the images to have a lower IQ than the 5dmk2. So really my only option currently is dare I say that word again "Nikon D3's" I know that seems to be a taboo but quite honestly im on the fence at the moment and depending on what each manufacturer bring out soon will determine which way I go. Do I want to stay with Canon? Yes. I would like to know how many people who have slated me have actually used a D700 or D3s and are speaking from experience!
There's no perfect camera... I think you should rent the D700 and some lenses and try then out. It's might be so that there's one thing on the Nikon's that you do not like and holistically, canon's might make more sense? try them yourself... heck, I am on my third Canon body this year... thanks to feebay in part.