I used a D100 for a semester for the school paper. The FPS was crap for Shooting sports since it'* a 5 year old design, but i managed with it. Biggest issue was when writers used it as a P&* and put everything into auto mode.
They ordered a bunch of stuff on my recommendations, such as a D100 and some NICE glass.
It'* good though, you can really do almost anything with it.