As freewheeling as I can be with money, I still like to think I get good value out of a purchase. I guess I'm still debating the value of purchasing the X. I'm stuck on things that are hard to quanify, but beg for quantification. Do I see roughly $3K more performance than a MKIV? Very questionable. I understand that people in this thread won't badmouth their new purchase, if for no other reason than they don't want to admit their purchase was not all they dreamed it would be. And that's totally understandable, I would do the same thing. I guess I just don't see anything yet that illustrates $3K worth of value over a MKIV.
I would think to a pro that makes a living from there camera that one shot or two more shots in dead focus would pay for 3k in one shoot. It could mean making the cover shot or not making it. 3k is cheep that case. To the guy taking a pick of his kid on a bike no not at all.