Ole - sorry about the cognac/armagnac problem. . . you'll just have to come visit the 'slums' to refresh your XO stock ;-)
Atul - I'm actually an editor/art director for an international defence technology magazine and therefore must shoot quite often with my D200, although I was weened on MF.
I am also the Media Director for a small multimedia publishing company and shoot (mostly MF so far) for book covers, portraits and the like. I'm producing my own book on Pineau (the first of its kind) and wanted a 'stellar' image for the cover, so made the Arca purchase (and after living in Switzerland for ten years I am familiar with the Swiss quality).
I'm also developing a magazine for artists here in this region and would like to somehow become one myself (big camera, big ideas. . . right?).
I shoot those landscape, street and architectural images that most others don't 'see' and have many images hanging in houses and businesses in three countries. It's time to move on and challenge myself again.
I found a Rodenstock macro Sironar N 5.6/210 mm (which seems to be a standard lens for LF) on ebay and would like something a bit longer (although I prefer shooting wide).
I do appreciate the lens list and the comment from Ole about total interchangability of the camera elements. I must now survive the retribution from the wife-unit when the camera arrives (as I. . .uh. . .kinda forgot to mention it to her )
Thanks for the info all ~