Funny , all this fuss about a consumer camera . Dreamers discuss specs on plastic consumer cameras like the 7d, Real photographers just buy the pro body , ie. the Canon 1dx . Nuff said
What a dumb thing to say.
The 7D and the 1D series have about the same ratio of plastic to metal (it's pretty high, actually).
I know lots of pros who will not use the 1D series because of the idiotic built-in grip.
The 7D will crush the 1Dx when it comes to focal length or magnification limited situations.