Nikon D70. The poor man’s Leica?

“Doing some research I was surprised to come across a site called Nikon D70 fan on the interwebs. The link is here. There are quite many articles relating to the D70 (D70 and D70s both share the same sensor, but you know that already). Here the author of the blog says that the image quality of the D70 is equal to that of Leica M8 and M9..really??? I want to believe.” 
https://nikond70fan.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/sensors-in-deep/

The paragraph above is taken from this excellent website: https://thedarkroomknight.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/nikon-d70s-full-review-20162017-test-shots-and-complete-analysis/