I bought a couple of these cameras used off ebay for a snip. Well used but still take great images if you use a little thought. I use them mainly for reportage, street and people shots. The build quality is super and I love the speed that the camera is able to function. Battery life is great and I always get the pictures I want. As a photojournalist the camera gives me what I need, responsiveness, reliability and great color.
I moved up to a D3 to get higher resolution. I kept it as a backup and then gave it to an old Nikon buddy (We've both owned Photomic ftns and F3s. this was his first digital SLR. He loves it and still uses it