People...it's a Rebel.
You know? Canon's entry-level consumer line?
It's never going to be cutting-edge, except for those who can't imagine why anybody would even spend as much as $1,000 on a camera.
Just like the PowerShot line, Canon is always going to be doing minor refreshes, adding a couple whiz-bang things here and there, making an insignificant cosmetic change, and not much more. The only times these sorts of things are ever revolutionary is when an entirely new market gets created, as with the original 300D Digital Rebel.
Anybody who was expecting something radical in a new Rebel...well, really. I hate to write it...but grow up.