Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll just stick to the F3 since most of you think there really isn't much difference in optics. I have to say that camera has a great meter.
As far as the rutt... I checked out the galley at APUG and I think I'll post some of my older work to get some opinions. Some of the work in the gallery is very impressive. It's inspiring to see other peoples' work. Makes me a little envious, but in a good way.