I wish Michael would simply go back to writing subjective experience articles instead of trying-to-be-as-objective-as-humanly-possible-and-still-be-condemned-by-the-iTroll-community… Trying to be objective equates to trying to be boring. I like to read about his enthusiasm, in fact, I usually look for the enthusiasm in any story, no matter if it's appropriate enthusiasm or misplaced.
Till now, unless one has been able to outlay $25,000 to $50,000 for an MF back, camera and lenses, this type of resolving power has not be accessible.
Whatever happened to renting a MF back for a fraction of the cost?
Keep in mind that a 36 Megapixel camera isn't for everyone. If you just shot for the web and electronic media; if you rarely make prints larger than Super-A3 (13X19"), if you don't own high-end glass and know how to get the most from it, then neither the D800 nor the D800e are going to make a visible difference to your photography – at least not in terms of their higher resolving power.
Uh oh, that sort of flies right into the face of the "everything matters" article! But I don't care, because I understand the gist of what he's trying to say.