I also have had my a700 for a little over a year now. I love the camera!! I have not had any issues at all with it. Check on yours and make sure that you have the V4 firmware. It really helped with noise at high ISO's.
Not that you will find anything spectacular there, but here is a link to my galleries. Most everything there was taken with my a700 and assorted lenses.http://ront.smugmug.com/
The lens on my camera most of the time is the Sony 18-250 mm. I also have the Sony 100mm f/2.8, KM 28-75 f2.8, Minolta 50mm f/1.8 and a Tamron 70-300mm. A friend of mine has the same camera and had the Sony 18-250 lens. He sold the Sony 18-250 and just got the Sigma 18-250, http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-18-250mm-3- ... 807&sr=8-4
He is very happy with that lens and it is also cheaper than the Sony lens.
Enjoy you a700. It is a great camera!! Lets see some pics!