Well I'm relieved that at least the superb F6 is not included in the cull. Though I use an EOS1v myself, I've always liked the high-end Nikons as well.
To answer your question; yes I am. Us photo enthusiasts have often debated this subject on the forum, and many of us still hold in high regard our 35mm SLRs.
I've got a little way to go before I can get a DS Mk.II. It'll probably be superceded by the time I'm ready! Maybe I'll go for the 20 instead; that's pretty good and more within budget.