Well, I ordered the D2X and 200-400VR from Cameta, they should be here tomorrow if all goes according to plan. I am a little worried about the focus issues, having gone through the backfocus problem with my D70 last year; but hopefully Cameta does enough volume that the one I receive will be from a recent batch. I've got 6 weeks until our trip to get familiar with the camera and make sure there are no issues with it. Of course as soon as I order there's all this buzz about Canon's upcoming full-frame model and what Nikon will do to answer. But really it's not so much the 12MP sensor that I'm moving to the D2x for, but rather CAM2000 AF, fast frame rate, big buffer, integrated vert grip, AF-On button, viewfinder, etc. Even if the D200 gets a 12mp+ sensor I doubt it's going to have many of those features. I think the D2x will keep me happy for quite some time to come.