Wouldn't it be nice if you could "test run" a camera for a day or two before buying. I like some of the new compacts, especially Fuiji, I have a 5100 but wanted something more substantial in my bag as well. I ended up buying a D100 used to try, knew I could sell it if I wanted something else.
Tried the new D80 - yuk! Doesn't compare to Nikon's other DSLRs (please don't email me, every photographer has their own preference). Anyway, my current love - and the one I've settled on - is my D200 with VR lens. Took it on a "safari" in the swamps of Florida, the day after I opened the box, and got some great one-the-move shots. I'm still hanging onto my N2020 for film.
Just me two cents worth.