Why is it that Nikon in their untlimate wisdom have totally turned their backs on film based imaging...? Why have they discontinued every film based SLR bar the F6...? Why have they discontinued almost all of their extremely high quality AIS lenses...? Could this be an act of sheer arrogance or ultimate wisdom...? I suspect it is more an indication of where the profits are to come from. I suspect it's an act of getting onto the latest scene that offers the greatest share of the market and hence, those profits. Let's be honest here, is it easier to make a quality titanium based SLR or a polycarbonate one held together with self tappers...? I personally feel a switch of allegiance is required. I never did like Canon but I may grow to love them.