Well, at the current moment I have a Nikon D50 with three lenses. The lenses are: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6, Nikkor 55-200 f/4-5.6, and the Nikkor 50 f/1.8. I also have a SB-800 flash. I will be getting around $3,000 sometime in april for me to play with. I've had my d50 for almost 2 years now and am very happy with it. The lenses I have suit my needs, but I mostly use the 50 for it's extra speed and low light abilities. Plus, I just love the DOF on the thing. I use the 55-200 for sports, but I end up having to use 80th-100th second speeds at 1600 which isn't what I would like. I have been looking around at things to spend the money on, I've come to this: I can get a Nikon d200 with battery grip and the nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 lens. All for around $3150. Will I notice that big of a difference with the 70-200 on the d200? Either way, I will get the 70-200. I need the extra stops. I just don't know if spending $1300 on the d200 will be a good investment, especially with the d300 coming some time in november. What are your thoughts?