I LOVE my Nikon D300, though my wife is getting just a little annoyed when she hears me calling it my little "pooky-wooky".
Obviously I bought it knowing it was a good camera, but its nice to read all the good things being written/said about it.
If you are considering a new camera, take a look at what folks who know are saying about the best camera under $2000 to snuggle up with at night and it even takes on heck of a picture!
Ken Rockwell's review is here.
Scott Kelby's review is here.
Here is what DPReview.com had to say.
And why Pop Photo picked the Nikon D300 as its camera of the year.
Lastly, this is a very well done review/tutorial by CameraLabs.com: