I've been going back and forth lately on what I want to do camera-wise. The D300 is obviously a great camera - but I'm beginning to think long-term that I really want a full-frame camera. Not the D3, though; it's just too big for my tastes. What I really want is a full-frame sensor in a D300-size body; and that's probably 2 years away. So, at the moment I'm mentally holding off on going for the D300. I say "mentally" because, obviously, from a practical standpoint I couldn't get one even if I wanted it. I reserve the right to change my mind in the near future though. I made up my mind on one thing, anyway - I just ordered the Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8. Now the waiting on that begins... But I shoot a lot in this range on my D70 (and as I would on a full-frame sensor); and the thing is, even this old camera has proven itself capable of taking some really sharp pictures. What really low light stuff I shoot is generally on a tripod, so I don't mind waiting on the better high ISO performance; and regardless of what I do a year or two down the road, this lens will still be with me... Did I mention that I still might change my mind at some point?