It seems this is becoming a 7D gripe thread.
... not my intention, but you're correct it's off-topic - I just wanted to provide the test link and state that not every 7d has that unbelievable catastrophic banding (wupps :-)). No, really, with proper exposure the differences across the 18mp sensors should be unnoticeable, they all have very high noise levels w/ iso800+ when raising shadows and not using ettr.
Where did you get the "No AF Micro Adjust"? I'm assuming the D600 will have the same feature as the D800
Cutting afma from a $2000+ camera body surely is only something Canon would consider?! Well, obviously I'm still extremely annoyed they disabled it in the 60d firmware (the compiler macro to disable it is "#define DISABLE_AFMA_PROTECT_7D_HAHAHA_IN_YOUR_FACE_USERS 1").
Canon: Now would be a good time to release a 60d firmware 2.0 with afma re-enabled, will you?