As pointed out by Adnan in the comments of my previous post - it's surprising that I choose the D2H over cameras such as the D200 and the D2X. I've researched this camera and competing cameras over the past year and I decided that I must get the D2H over any other cameras; purely for practicality.
I shoot, variously, with the D70; great camera, too many jpeg artifacts, and it feels like a toy; I need a camera that is strong enough to take a bullet. I take pictures like there is no tomorrow; I need a camera that can take upwards of 150,000 actuations per drive motor. I print at the largest 8 by 10; I need a camera that can do that. The list goes on... in each case, the D2H was ahead of the pack in all regards. Sure I could go and get the D2X, but then I would be loosing the fast shutter and fast autofocus system to a few measly pixels - I never print that big anyway so the extra pixel here and there would be lost. D200 - I considered this camera, but the viewfinder isn't as good as the D2H in my opinion; plus, the battery grip is just incredible on the d2h.
I will start posting images from this new system in the days to come. At the current, school is literally taking every second away from my life.... I had bad undergrad semesters, but this is grad school overkill!