The headphones you use will help to heighten your sense of awareness. It's obvious to me that analytical headphones will do this MUCH better than a fun bassy headphone like the D7000. You dig?
Congrats on not being distracted by headphones with a slamming lower end. Unfortunately, there's plenty of people who ARE, and these are the types that would agree with me, and not you.
Since you seem to be fine with bassy cans, then why the hell would you spend so much money on flagships for gaming purposes? Not saying that's what you did, but this is a GAMING thread, not a music/typical head-fi related thread. This is why I would easily recommend the PC360/HD598 over the D7000, and other serious flagships any day of the week.
I'm a bit more realistic than you are, and my recommendations are for those who don't have $600-$1200 to spend on a flagship like you. I wasn't even gonna add the D7000 to my list of recommendations since it's largely unrealistic and overkill for the purpose of gaming. Game audio is a far cry from music, and you can maximize performance and enjoyment from headphones costing considerably less.
Telling people that they should just go for the T1/D7000 as they're 'great' for gaming would be utterly ridiculous to me. For that price range, I would hope people consider a helluva lot more than just gaming performance.
Let me quote myself about the D7000's performance to make myself MORE clear:
So yes, I do agree with you, but I wouldn't put them in the same league as those I have mentioned for hardcore gaming.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/1/11 at 10:00pm