Adam, i know you're getting crushed right now, and i frankly dont think you care, and rightfully so. As others said, no one camera is going to make you a better photographer, but confidence is key... For instnace, shooting a 7D over the 5d2, I know I'm going to get the shot... I got the confidence the AF can keep up whereas with the 5d2, I chimped more to check focus. Likewise how many of us got that new suit, or new dress, or new car and instantly felt more spontaneous, more in control, more solid. It's the same thing with the camera... right or wrong, mind trick or not, if you feel that you can get something with a certain key element, you will naturally be more aggressive, more daring, more on your game, whereas if that element is missing you tend to be more conservative, more nuts and bolts... Canon isn't for everybody and I applaud you for being brave enough to find a camera that will suit your needs. If that is the one element that makes you instantly better, great. With that said, I doubt any client will be able to distinguish PRINTS coming from a 5d3 and a D800 in the end.