Looks like a great camera. I've always had Nikon's, so you're got my vote! Has a great resolution and you'll likely find it at a lower price than the msrp on the nikon site. get a couple of great lenses or buy a kit and you'll be good to go.
There are a couple of minuses i found in an amazon review:
"Minus: No remote, no grid lines, no bracketing, no Speedlight remote command mode for my 800 flash. Auto focus did not work with my 6 year-old 70~300 non-VR lens (but it works fine with my first generation 18~200 VR).
BIG minus: Nikon has a firmware problem. If I am in Program mode and if the ISO Auto to "On", in dim light conditions it uses high ISO whether or not the flash is used. The auto ISO setting does not recognize the flash. Ken Rockwell pointed this out. You have to manually set the ISO when you use flash. If you use the built-in flash for fill-flash, this ISO thing will be a real issue, just as it is when the flash is your mains source of light. "
Something to consider if pro shooting is something you'd like to do. I use bracketing pretty consistently during shoots, so that'd be a non-starter for me. Also, the ISO problem may or may not have been fixed. For studio shots I typically shoot at ISO 200, to get the best possible pixel quality...
I'm saving up to get my dream camera (nikon d3x), hopefully soon, but I've been eyeing the d7000. It's getting a lot of great reviews, and the resolution is higher than the d700 (what I have now), though it uses the DX format.