I finally broke down & bought a Nikon D70. I called Competitive Camera this morning and they had 'em in stock at a reasonable price. There was also a $100 mail-in rebate as an extra incentive to do it now. I went body only, since I have a couple of decent Nikon AF lenses already. There are pictures at billybobbain.com.
I've shot about 120 pictures in a couple of hours. I had a glare problem early on, but I think it might have been related to the program I was running.