I've been following this thread since it was new, and I noticed that there's just something "better" about the quality of the photos here compared to what I've seen in the past. I admit I'm a pixel-peeper, and the excellence of fine details is important to me.
I couldn't afford to purchase the 1DX2 outright, but I did have a 300 2.8 II sitting in the closet getting very little use since I purchased the 100-400 II. I was also willing to part with a 7D2, a 100-400 v1, and a couple other items. I looked up the trade-in prices on B&H, and I was in the ballpark where the 1DX2 became feasible. I went to my local camera store, and their offer for the used equipment beat B&H. I accepted their offer and walked out with the 1DX2. I'm already in awe of this camera, and I hope I can do it some justice.
I have to apologize for posting sensor spots yesterday as my first photo. So I'm doing a reset and starting now with the obligatory duck.