On a side note, this is one of the main reasons why I always liked LuLa as a main source on photography and industry information. No BS and just straight forward opinion from someone who is dedicated to the practise rather than paper specs. I bet my bottom dollar that this article and thread here is discussed in Nikon headquarters. Michael does not hesitate to call a spade a spade, this has gained him the respect of many. He does not hesitate to ruffle feathers when it makes perfect sense.
As for the pricing of this latest NIKON offer, and this is my own assumption, the file quality as important as it is for many, simply can not outperform other offers such as the mentioned 5DMKII or A900 to justify this pricetag. Then again, we all make errors of judgement once in a while, and I would not be astonished to see NIKON correcting this rather sooner than later.
I have very little doubts, this will be a very nice camera in deed, but we approach 2009 and this year will put our markets and social economical structures to the test, everybody will feel the pinch, and in my opinion Nikon can simply not afford to produce a top of the range camera that will be ignored by a substantial share of possible adopters.
I was discussing +20MP options over breakfast in a greasy spoon with Michael last october. You know that the coffee is somewhat substandard when your tommy starts to make a funny sound, telling you to stay clear of it, and hey, it made the same sound when I heard about the 8K pricetag.