Apologies, Just a quick question... Have you taken the time to really examine the differences between the 7100 & 7000? Because your advise is inaccurate... There are huge differences between these 2 cameras!!! Giving it worthy consideration to an upgrade from a D7000.
Lets just Name a few advantages and differences of the d7100...
950x more shots per battery charge
Around 10% larger screen & More than 30% higher resolution screen
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range In the camera!!
Capture around 50% more detail in your photos (Hmm Pretty big difference there!!)
The D7100 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Significantly more cross-type focus points 15 vs 9 helps grab focus in difficult situations
More focus points 51 to be exact opposed to 39
The 7100 is 10% lighter
Added 1.3x Magnification @ 15-16mp!!! lmao ahh thats pretty big!! That helps me nearly double my focal length!!
Thats just to name a hand full, I can keep going!!
I tell you what, when DxO releases the official scores for lenses, coming soon btw, I will bet one of my D800's that you will retract that statement, and thank me for sending you out to go add one to your camera bag!!!
That Nikon Guy ; )