Okay, I know this seems sort of silly, but I just had an epihany of sorts. I took off my L Bracket for the first time in years. My D2x felt like a completely different camera. The L bracket is like a putting your camera in a cage and when you take it off after having had it on for so long it is liberating, exilerating, titalating exciting, almost like the first day when I first opened the shiny brand new box and started shooting with my new D2x for the first time. The camera has a whole new feel. I now know what the ergonomics that everyone keeps talking about means. I got my first DSLR about 8 or nine years ago. A D1, and at the same time, I also picked up a RRS L bracket for the Arca Swiss quick release tripod head. When I picked up the D1x about 3 years later, I also put an L bracket on it. Now I have a D2x and before I got the camera, I got the L bracket. All of my Nikon D series cameras have always had a RRS L bracket on it. I can't remember ever holding the D without a bracket on it. I just figured, it was a bit of a nuisance to have to screw it on and off when I wanted to use the tripod so it has always been there. Well today, I looked at my D2x and the bracket and thought to myself, why would I leave this bulky device which adds unused weight on my camera 100% of the time when about 80% or so of my photography is not on a tripod. I usually know before I leave home if I am going to be doing a shoot which is all or mostly tripod assisted, like night shooting or long lens shooting, or product shots etc. The bulk of my shooting is 70-200 VR or 17-55mm lenses which I mostely hand hold when walking about. If I am going to need a tripod for a tough shot or whatever, it takes a couple of moments to set up the tripod anyway so a few more seconds to screw in the L bracket shouldn't make much difference. So from now on, the bracket is going to the bottom of the bag and the camera is nude. Seems like no big deal, but I wonder how many of you are in the same boat. Try undressing your camera it can change the whole photography experience. Just wanted to share.