"Or wait until Canon catches up, maybe in early 2013 with a high mp body - but that is likely to be way more expensive than the d800.
And why should Canon's version be so much more expensive? They are going to have to start matching price points or they will find themselves in real trouble. I think their prices have already started to go out of control and above the competition in many areas. I for one am not paying extra money for the name "Canon," especially if another company can give me something at or better for less.