Thanks for your post Noink... Dont let others bother you... I've been "digital" and a shooting pro since the D60 day and the D1x days... I understand what you mean in your comparisons and the raw/jpeg thing... I know people on both sides of the isle... the raw only guys and the jpeg are enough guys... Personally I think the raws take too much time in processing and avoid it except when I know it's a high end client who is using it for print, or when I know at the time of shooting this could be good enough to go into my professional portfolio, but otherwise if I dont need raw, screw it... jpegs are faster shooting and post production workflow, for me. Other "pros" who shoot raw, either have no life because they are constantly processing and tweaking and such, or simply they outsource... whether it be they hire an "assistant" who does nothing to assists and processes raws all day long and catalogs them or they send files to a 3rd party guy who does it and all the photoshop work and send them the corrected files. Other pro's like me who shoot a mix do their own when need it but dont sweat the small stuff. I agree the D800, while it has an incredible sensor, will undoubtedly lead to more PS work, which for pro's, means more assistants or more outsourcing which means more cost to them which means lower profit margin... Sometimes it matters, sometimes not... as for me I never had issue with the 5d2 IQ so why would I be bothered if the 5d3 is ONLY a margin better? Plus undertaking more PS work just to get the punch of the 5d3, to me and my business, is unacceptable. The d800 is a great camera and I applaud Nikon, but in the end, it is what it is.