here is a post I wrote at DPReview, after looking at a stupid complaint about the strap on the D200. While we NC folks tend not to complain like there, I thought it might bring some perspective to things in general. The title of the post was "Stop the complaining" "I've never understood all the complaints here. First, nikon doesnt upgrade their bodies fast enough, then they dont announce it as we like, then they dont make enough to satisfy us in the first shipment, then the straps arent good enough, and of course every once in a while one fails out of the box so they're all bad....etc. Dont get me wrong, I am ecstatic that the D200 has been made, delivered and folks are getting it..... But complaints that it hasnt arrived fast enough,etc.... while I can understand the anticipation, the complaints seem trivial right now. I am going to a patients house, who called in tears. This is a man, my age, who's son died last night at when he aspirated vomit in his sleep. He lost his son at Christmas, and his son was 27. I dont treat these things, but I came to my office for our Xmas party and now will leave to try and be of some comfort. But what can I say or do to help? So maybe you can see why the complaints here are more trivial than ever. Enjoy what you have, enjoy your family, jobs and gear. Perhaps you dont know how really lucky or blessed you are. My best wishes to you all, and your families for a wonderful holiday season, and make sure you give those loved ones and extra hug, and perhaps appreciate them a bit more.." so off I go to Wayne's house. Hope I can be of some comfort in a terrible time. I dont cherish doing this, but I can tell he was looking for someone to talk to. He didnt have an appt. here today, just needed to talk. Happy Holidays to my NC family here..