Sorry, I was just joking. The 14-24 is obviously the best wide in Nikon's line up
Ok, this sounds better. On the other hand, your remaks about the usability of the focal length range is serious. I am a Canonite, but no fanboy by any means, and if I could justify it, I would think about a D700, instead of the 5D2, simple because of the better lenses (screw my six Canon lenses :-).
Re the T/S lens: how the flaring and CA? I am using very often Canon's best wide zoom, the 17-55mm IS (APS-C dedicated), but it's CA is atrocious. The vignetting too is very bad for panos, but that can be corrected generally, depending on the focal length and aperture. However, I have to try around with each frame with the CA correction parametes, and often I can correct it only partially (ACR sux, but otherwise it is better).