hi there, so a few months ago i was asking lens (sigma 70-200 f/2.8) vs new body.. i have made a decision and i realize i am thinking contrary to the popular notion of lens > body. i am thinking new body... however i cannot decide d90 or d300.. i have spent hours researching the differences on the internet and know what the reviewers think.. for example the IQ and ISO are very similar.. comparison (advantages of d300): -6 FPS over 4.5 FPS of d90 i like to shoot sports, would this be a big enough difference? -hard metal alloy body over plastic body which gives advantages of slightly weather proof and being rated to 150k shutter acutations where d90 is only rated to 100k. this is helpful and rather self-explanatory. -more advanced AF in d300 with 51 AF points (d90=11) again, how much of a difference would this make for sports? i am not a pro but like it and want to become better as i practice more. also how beneficial is this? -d300 has no preset control buttons this really is an advantage that i like (no technical adv.) b/c i think those presets are annoying. also one of my pet peeves are people who buy really nice DSLRs and then only use AUTO and would question you when you say shutter speed, iso or fstop. along these same lines is the concept of video... -the d300 has no video i do not really like the idea of video as i try and stay old school (ironic, shooting digital lol). although i know that i might regret it in the future if i dont get video just for those 'certain' times where it would be cool.. as far as my style is concerned, i shoot sports, urban photos, and a little journalism. you can check out my flickr stream in my sig. i am still figuring what exactly i want to shoot. it is a hobby and so im not a pro or imagine becoming a pro.. the reason i am posting here is that i am looking for what fellow photographers think.. sorry for the massive essay i just want to fully explain myself to get more accurate responses.. also im looking for some responses from people who do shoot sports: is the d300 worth the price difference? like how helpful are the faster AF, more AF points and faster FPS?