Don't discount high iso performance...it means alot, and the one time you need it and don't have it, you'll regret not having it. The great high ISO performance of many DSLRs is the most important innovation in photography, allowing us to create images that just wasn't possible a few years ago. Being able to produce quality images at high iso's is a huge advance.
Remember when switching to higher or lower ISO meantyou had to finish a roll just so you could switch to a higher ISO film or if you had the money, switch bodies? LOL