I took the plunge and bought a D2X with about 40,000 shots the clock, paid $1000 from Adorama. Initial impression, it is well built, like the D2H, few more features, same easy to use menus. I wish the buffer was more than 20 and I wish it could write faster to the card, I shot cross country today and I had to wait, granted I shot at the high resolution and did not use high speed crop. Ths shots looked great, the white balance is superior to the D2H, I didn't have to adjust the shutter speed or aperature as often going from shade to bright areas, it was steady. I will post some later today. Overall I like the D2X, I am looking forward to shooting a few more games, I had some scheduled but the nor'easter coming in on Thursday will wipe out most of the games, I have volleyball though on Friday, which will give me a chance to use flash indoors. Does the sandisk extreme cards write faster, I usually just get the cheapest CF cards, if they do write faster how much? - UPDATE I did some research and I bought 2 Extreme III 8gb cards from Beach Camera, Paid $158 no shipping and I get a $100 rebate Visa Card.