The D800 is overkill for most things in terms of resolution
Overkill? For what? If you're interested in shooting dogs chasing each other at parks, yeah, maybe...
Far too slow for the price point.
Which price point is that? It's $500 cheaper than the 5D Mark III, you know that, don't you?
And also, it shoots 5fps in 24MP crop mode and 6fps in 16MP crop mode.
22mp is more than enough.
Says who? For whom? For what?
As a commercial photographer, I definitely find 22mp NOT enough.
3 years ago we were all using 10mp cameras!
No, not really... 3 years ago, today, 5D Mark II was already 6 months old and the 1Ds Mark III was already 1.5 years old.
If you need 14 stops of DR you need to learn how to use a camera correctly!
So the pro says... Does that mean I'll never learn to use a camera correctly just because I want to see fine detail in both highlights and shadows in a high contrast scene?
I had enough DR to bring back a useable picture
Usable where? Cover of a magazine? Perhaps what's usable for you might not be usable for someone else...
When does anyone use more than 1-2 stops of DR anyway and if you do you should learn how to use light
You give private workshops? I'm deeply interested in attending one!