I am not sure what conveyed that impression, but I would say that the D800 is everything I had hoped for as a camera.
Now the d3X was an amazing performer 3 years ago and still is an amazing camera today. So we have to be realistic about the expectations here. :-) My skills and creativity are much larger bottlenecks than any limitations the D800 might help reduce.
As far as panos goes, there are too many things to write for an iPhone! :-)
Good to hear, it's nice when our new toys, sorry, I mean tools, are all we had wished for:-)
I'll keep my eyes peeled on LL in hopes of an article on your panos sometime.
Will going to the slightly lighter D800 allow you to carry a smaller/lighter pano head, or will you be sticking with your existing pano head? Cost vs a lighter pack I guess.
I went to have a look at your existing panos on your site, you must have had some beautiful experiences making those, some of the colour palettes are so sublimely subtle. I also read your text about your Panoramix where you mention that you stitch to "achieve higher resolutions required for very large prints" and looking at your images they could perhaps have been made with a single shot i.e. the field of view is not super wide. Will the higher resolution of the D800 change the way that you make panos i.e. are you likely to crop a single frame rather than stitch?