While I do know more than the average true "beginner" there is a ton I don't know and that's why this feedback is so valuable. I have very little experience with post processing so I'll have to but energy in that direction. I need to improve my technique, especially hand-holding that beautify white lens. I am not disappointed in the 6D at all, although I do now appreciate that the AF points are not its strong point from my own experimentation. However, I had read reviews and put-downs about that and went forward quite willing to do some re-composing. Dustin, I read your review and it was bang on and I've said things like "this camera will be great when we go to Machu Pichu and I get to reshoot what I did years ago with the F1". I love its size and weight and the 24-70 will be great.
What hit like a ton of bricks was the concern that I spent $7k plus on a lens and two extenders and the results I couldn't describe as night and day better than what I got before, as I've already stated in previous posts. I love looking at wildlife on my 24" screen and it's great to be able to examine the fine features to see things that the naked eye didn't when the shot was taken. In other words, I guess I'm very fixated on getting crisp photos with great detail and worried I got a dud lens (the guy behind the lens is a dud but there is hope for fixing that!). Of course I love the F2.8 DOF and the bokeh and the color rendition.
For reference, here are a few shots from my D5100/AF-S 70-300 that have contributed to my desire to get the 6D, not because what I was getting wasn't rewarding (the last is 6D and at ISO 6400!). These are from my back yard and I'm close to Elk Island park and can run over there in 10 minutes - good reason to be enthused - right! I will never knock the 6D, in fact I recommend it, and I won't be reverting to Nikon. But, I am going nuts worrying I won't get my camera and lens back in time for what's just a few weeks away, and that the lens won't have been fine tuned! I know: STOP WORRYING.