Originally Posted by SolarTempest
Yeah, other things like ergonomics and functionality is more important. =)
Honestly, my experience so far suggests that Nikon is a less ergonomic than Pentax, at least this D7000 compared to the K-5. Not really enough to care about though. The Nikon has some things that I like about it more such as being taller so my pinky has somewhere to go, dual SD card slots, and a replaceable screen cover.
I would say the sync speed is an important piece of functionality, as well as maximum shutter speed, sensor format, and other somewhat technical aspects that define the unique qualities of a tool besides size and ergonomics.