So my friend said he does indeed want to buy my D5000... Now I just need to get myself a D7000.
Almost lost it in Best Buy this afternoon. I just stopped by to hold the D7000 and get a little bit familiar with it and also compared it to the 60D and 7D they had as well (just in case, you never know...), and UGH!!!! Everything was in Auto mode, the lens had a massive scratch on the element and was cracked near the mount (damn plastic mount on the 18-105...), and when I first used it I thought the lens was either soft or having focus issues because the diopter was all messed up. Finally got it reasonably back to normal.
This entire time there's an employee next to me helping these two Hispanic gentlemen who were shopping for lenses. The one didn't appear to speak English well, so his (presumably) friend was translating, but the employee was incredibly rude, sometimes ignoring the friend and trying to make himself heard by the one who was shopping. To make matters worse, the guy started saying how they had to buy a UV filter to go with the brand new 70-300 VR the guy was buying, and that they happened to have Rocket Fish ones, and by the way they were quite good (gag!). I almost thought about decking the guy at the risk of being thrown out of the store.
So glad I actually buy things from other stores...