So I just saw that Amazon.com has the release date for the k10d posted as Nov. 20th. I was hoping it would have been Nov. 1st. I'm not sure I really want to wait another full month to get a camera. In truth, i'm all over the place. I started out wanting the Sony because I already own a ton of Minolta glass. Then I saw the high iso pics... Then I went over to wanting the D80, and still like this camera.... Then I read up on the k10d, and it sounds like it's going to be a beast. All of the best options put together in one kit, and with the reviews on image quality the other pentax dslr's were getting, I thought I found a great camera. so... thoughts? My budget for this year is $1500. This includes all lens options and memory, and preferrably a cable release. I will have more $$ to spend in February. gimme what you got!