I just wanted to ask this question. Why do you need a D2X? Is it for professional needs? Do you need the cropping ability? Are you a sports, wedding or event photographer? Are you retired and have a fat pension and plan to leave your fancy equipment with your grandchildren? Or do you have a really well paying job that helps finance your overly expensive hobbies such as cameras, cars, boats and other machismo things? I just want to know, because $5000 USD is a lot of money. My car doesn't even cost $5000! I would rather spend that on a down payment for a house, a 30" Apple display, 17" powerbook, my rent, a trip to visit the Great Wall of China, etc. I'll probably pick one up, but not until the camera drops by a significant amount. Even with my photo work, I don't really need 12mp. Anyways, I'm just wondering how you justified the cost. I'm not trying to criticize anybody's purchase, I'm just interested. Thanks!