My dad passed away in august 2007, and had bought a D70 just in late 2006, to compete with all his spouse who were, and still are, Canon-shooters. I used an Olympic C750 prosumer cam by then, and my family decided, I was to get his D70.
And I was in tears to hold this beautiful cam the first time. When I started using it a while later, I fell in love with the ease of use, and great pictures it was capable of.
My old man had a 28-200 zoom with it, in stead of the 18-70, for the longer reach on portrait shooting he loved to do at parties.
I can only say it surprised me, but was a bit disappointed by the amount of dust it can collect. Further more I had the chance to get a D300s in 2010, so now my wife is using the old D70. It will of course never leave the family...