so? is the 4.1MP 'only' D2h/D2hs ever stop people like willyfoo, avatar etc.. produce 'bad' and 'low quality' images? :think:
u wanna upgrade? ask urself wat do u shoot MOST OFTEN. events? sports? portrait? landscape? street? etc.. etc... then, u select the cam for the purpose.
since u already have a selection of nikon lenses, plus ur familiarity with nikon system, u shld stick to nikon DSLRs. with a $6k budget, cams like D2h/D2hs and D2x (with a bit of top up) falls within ur budget, if u are into buying new cams. if u looking to save a bit, with a $6k budget, there are plenty of D2h in Buy/Sell.
still, ask urself wat do u shoot most often, then decide. mebbe, when u figured dat out... u might stick with ur D70 after all? ;p
sell the d70 to get back $1000+ but keep the kit lens(i assume u r using it)
buy a second hand d2h ($3k)
dont buy the d2hs since the price itself is too expensive (the minor upgrade from d2h to d2hs is not worth the extra $ IMO)
if u want to save even more $ then hunt for a used d1h($2k)
alternatively there are 2 copies of d1x on sale on TCW ($3k)
after selling the d70, total u have
- one kit lens
minus $3k for body, u still have $4k+ for
-long lens (AFD 80-200/2.8 two-touch 2nd hand approx $1200)
-another body or another special lens (long prime, micro-nikkor, fisheye, tiltshift, or whatever u fancy)