Calumet Photo in the US sent me an "in stock" email, so I decided to bite. Called a friend who's been wanting one of my really nice watches and sold it to him, then ordered the D2x. Worth paying for Saturday delivery as there's no sales tax for me. What put me over the edge was reading several times, and then hearing several times in person, that the D2X sits firmly in the middle of medium format film camera performance. Weird note. I wanted to order a second battery. Calumet says they are out of stock, with delivery not anticipated until July 1. When I expressed total disbelief, he went and checked, and said that the July 1 date is per a Nikon email to them. What's happened about batteries? Sure hope I don't need mine adjusted for good focus. Was at a gathering last night where some were speculating that the problem is caused by the big jump in sensor ability not being matched by an equally aggressive narrowing of tolerances for focus adjustments in final assembly line standards, so that some would be fine, some would miss, but the only issue would be tweaking. Interesting theory. I know it happens in a lot of manufacturing processes, where improvements in the design cause problems because there were not concomitant improvements in the manufacturing process tolerances.