East Wind & takesome1, thank you for your perspective as 1D X owners. I had a feeling it wasn't quite as great as hyped (compared to the 1D X), but it still sounds like a huge leap over the 7D. I think I'll keep an eye out for a refurb down the road, but the 1D X and 5DIII serve my needs just fine.
Also, keep in mind that Art Morris has pretty specific needs when it comes to AF, so I'm not surprised that he's more annoyed by this than most people.
Personally I think the 7d2 format offers. A Few advantages over the 1dx. However if it can't produce an In focus image even 50 percent of the time, it's not really worth it. A t2i produces more keepers. Just to put it Into perspective.
For my use the only advantage is the small increase in resolution the 7D II provides. It is only an advantage on very small subjects like birds and then only if they are static. (focal length limited situations). I do not trust it yet as a body for pictures of animals and birds that are rare opportunities or action. So for my purposes it is a tweety bird and bunny rabbit camera only.