Nikon devotees have been waiting for a full-frame DSLR and Nikon answered with the D3. Sports photograhers crave for high ISO performance, and Nikon gives them D3.
Starving artists and students hunger for a low-cost, high-performance DSLR, and Nikon granted us the D300.
I guess this is not only the year for Nikon, it is also the year for the Nikon fans. Kudos and long live Nikon!