You knew it would happen, here it is... Yes, even in the face of adversity, with friends changing camps, obvious low noise advantages of the competition, blah blah, WHO OF YOU say, I love my Nikons and I'd rather fight than switch! (to steal a little slogan from Benson and Hedges ads, wasn't it?) Yeah, it was a great idea to advertise cigs to the generation of kids in the 60s. That's another fight, today, I'm fighting for Nikon! I don't mean fight the other photogs using competitive gear, not at all, but fight the inner demons saying switch, switch, you know you want to! :112: I am going to go on record as saying, I won't switch. That is not to say I may have diversions along the way, like my little Leica affair. It's true the little compact digital I had from Leica pulled me in with their glass quality to want a little more. But I will never go DEEP Leica, no plan to. I am going to trust Nikon over the long range. I know by the time I wear out my D2Xs or X, or D200, that Nikon will have a replacement for me. So, what's the rush? Enjoy it!!! Top 10 reasons today to keep shooting Nikon. (subject to change) 1. I love the Ergonomics of my gear. I feel comfortable shooting Nikon gear, I know the base system fairly well at this point. Things are somewhat second nature. 2. I feel that the longer I shoot with a particular style camera, the better my work will get as my knowledge base expands. If I start over, I'm toast. 1.5 years of experience is compromised. 3. As an amateur, the learning curve can be STEEP, due to time commitments for other things, I can only learn at so fast a rate. I have not even scratched the surfucs of understanding my D2 series fully yet, so I sure don't want to start over. 4. My glass collection is significant. Yes, it's changed a lot lately, but if I started over, then that process would have to start over too. At the price of one L lens I looked at (85 1.2 L), 750.00 higher than a Nikon similar range lens? I'll keep my 85 Nikon thanks. I LOVE Nikon GLASS!!! and my 28 1.4D? :377: 5. The accessories, and goodies with Nikon are great. I absolutely LOVE the R1C1 flash setup. The SU-800 commander, the SB-800 flash, the MC-30 cords, the MC-36. It's good gear! 6. I really like the results I can get with Nikon pro grade glass on Nikon cameras. Even DX doesn't bother me, asI know I gain telephoto range with the DX too! 7. I don't need more than 12.2 mpx. It would just be storage waist. I can print as large as I wish to print with 12.2. 8. Nikon durability. I've had excellent luck with Nikon. I even dropped a D2X on a short fall once, scratched it, lost a LCD cover, but otherwise, she survived fine! 9. I always wanted Nikon, ya know? Growing up, I shot some Minolta stuff, Nikon always seemed just out of reach, a friend had a Nikon, I was jealous. Who would be jealous today? hehe. The number 10 reason to keep shooting Nikon? 10. Everyone knows Black is beautiful!!!