So, how is it working out? Are you very glad you "accidentally" (well you did list it, some part of you wanted to sell it) sold the a300?

I was thinking I was going to get an A700 next, now I'm just not sure. I'm thinking I should opt for better glass.

How is the shutter/mirror slap noise of the A700 compared to the A300's?

The only benefits I see right now are, one or two stops of ISO improvement, MLU, 3 to 5fps (not too useful for me)