I found AvTvM's post quite balanced. I will personally get the M as a backup at the great price it comes at now. I very much like the 22mm lens and of course the menu system matters. But it would have been nice if Canon had surprised us for once. I am a Canon guy and won't change, probably ever. I mostly like their new products and think they make sense.Who really wants that stream of completely uninspired annual iterations of the next tired "Digital Rebel mirrorslapper" with all their sorry little "mirror-prism"- OVF peepholes and no thumbwheel?
Apparently millions of people want that... You may not, but you're in the minority.
Millions of people dide not really want it ...
How do you know that?? Millions of people bought Rebel/xxxD cameras last year. They plunked down their hard-earned money to buy very good and functional cameras that can take excellent pictures. Millions more will do the same thing this year. But you're saying they didn't want to, they had no choice, they were forced to spend several hundred dollars, for a product they didn't want, for a hobby? Get a clue.
It just baffles me how people can think that their own personal opinion is universally shared by everyone, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.