I want a work over of the normal to short telephoto lenses with is, like the 24, 28, and 30 is.
Maybe I get you wrong (or incompletely) but what is missing for you from the 16-35 f/4?
I think he's saying that he would like to see lenses like the 50 and 85 get the same makeover/upgrade as the 24 f/2.8 IS, 28 f/2.8 IS and 35 f/2 IS.
I agree. The new 24, 28 and 35 with IS are good lenses. I'd like to see the same updates for the 50 and 85.
And one more I'd really like to see for EF-S cameras: EF-S 40-135/2.8 IS ... this would the be EF-S version of the big but heavy 70-200/2.8L IS.