I wonder how many people in here actually used a d700 or d3. And when I say used I don't mean picked up and shot a few frames off.
And yes Nikon button layout is odd. But that's probably because it's something most canon shooters aren't use to. I thought the same thing until used it a lot. Then it made sense. Everything takes time to learn.
I did and I shot Nikon only from 1985 to 2008. It wasn't the bodies that drove me from Nikon, it was their lens lineup and what at the time was insane pricing compared to a lot of their Canon counterparts. Canon is making up for it now and switching systems was such a hassle I won't be doing it again.