I still think my LA7000 are quite good, and beat the heck out of the stock D7000.
When I compared the LA7000 to my K1000 I found the midrange and treble to be very similar in quality, but the LA7000 were more intimate sounding and had tighter and deeper bass, while the K1000 bass sounded like listening to a live concert from the bathroom out in the hallway (regardless of amp the K1000 didn't extend deep or have impact). So I sold the K1000 to buy my LCD-1 rev1.
The LA7000 was still more enjoyable than my LCD-2 rev1, but I have since upgraded to the LCD-2 Rev2 and I now think that they are probably on a similar level. I'm certain the LCD-2 rev2 would be better than a stock D7000, but my markl modded D7000 with Jenna Labs cable, upgraded cups, and JMoney ear pads is a definite step up from the stock D7000. I've had them since July 2009 and have no plans of parting with the LA7000. I also would not part with my LCD-2 rev2, HE-500 or HE-6, or HD800. I'm not going to rank them, but will say that depending on the amp and music, any of these phones can become my 1st choice with certain amps and music.