I've been a hobby photographer since I was in high school (over 30 years ago) and full frame, film-based cameras have been so ingrained in my shooting style that the 1.5 crop factor did not seem acceptable to me. I was checking out DSLRs back in 2002 and found it to be just too limiting. I kept with my F100 and was satisfied. I looked at my fleet of lenses and I couldn't believe that my beloved wides and ultra-wides were going to be "knee-capped" by a tiny sensor. I waited 5 years for Nikon to get with the program and come out with a reasonably priced FF DSLR. I got tired of waiting and pulled the trigger on a D300 last year and found it to be a nice camera, but the crop factor was more than irritating. I ordered a D700 and just got it a few days ago. As soon as I put my 14-24mm and 24-70mm lenses on it, I felt like I had been released from prison. What a huge difference. I am now a happy camper. If DX is all that you know, that's OK. But, for those that have spent time behind a film-based SLR, FF is what you are looking for. Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!