Wasn't judging...just explaining how it came cross, really for your own benefit in terms of your reputation here. Seems you've decided how your going to respond...so I'll leave it at that.
You most definitely were, implying I was psychotic or sociopathic. You are taking something meant as only a sarcastic, intentionally chauvenistic attempt at one-upsmanship on my part (which was also meant to be at least a little humorous, simple chest thumping), and intentionally raising it to a level it's not at. Nobody sane is going to approach that post with the kind of hyper-puritanicalism that those who complained about it, have done...and thus judge a man's reputation on it. That's just...Stalinistic...
What really happened was, you didn't think my contribution was worthy of your thread, so you and your friends feined amusement of it in a condescending manner which I did not appreciate. How very passive aggressive of you. Well played. I responded in kind. Just like in junior high school...It's really not more complicated than that, so let's not pretend it is. And, you don't determine my reputation on here. This isn't "mean girls", is it? Maybe it is!
I do appreciate your attempt at advice. I plan on holding my tongue on the brutal humor when I can, lest I be cast out of the church of pixelism. I don't come here to make waves...and I respect the knowledge and appreciation of photography and its tools in their various incarnations, available on here...very much!
I look forward to anything else I can learn, and to more sharing about photography.
One thing I learnt going from a 5d3 to a D800 for studio - especially being as skeptical as I was initially - the resolving power and dynamic range/skin tones of that finely packed sensor is amazing. Needs only the best glass and technique and yes to get the most out of it you can't stop down too far - f5.6-f6.3 is peak, more then f8 and you see visible diffraction at 100%. However a little sharpening in post and that clears up nicely and the moment you scale down the image for A4 print its even more impressive.
My D4 - which gets used for everything but studio work - it is awesome in it's own right, however I am constantly wishing for more resolution and very interested to see what the evolution of the 24MP APS-C yields in terms of 48MP FF for the D4x.
What you found via the D800 regarding "the best glass", is no different than using a crop sensor on that glass, other than the outer third that's not in use. I'm kind of tired of hearing about flesh tones and dynamic range. You aren't going to see much dynamic range on flesh unless it is wet, and lit with harshly bright strobes. Just look at your curve and tell me how much of its area is occupied by lit flesh...not much.
That said, I'm sure your work looks great and you're making good use of the brilliantly mind-blowing D800.
Regarding the D4...did you have any problems with the green tint that a lot of people complained about last year?
As Nikons go, the older 12mp D3s and D700 are what appeal to me. But not enough to buy into Nikon. I did have a tiny P7000 last year...I liked it a lot. Much better for less money, than a G12.
If someone would put the D3s or even the D4 sensor in a Canon body, (and it worked...haha) I would buy it in a heartbeat. The D600 and 800 sensors don't appeal to me at all. To each their own though, of course. They do seem to work well for their intended purpose.