I dunno. I've read the subsequent DPAF patents, and there isn't anything remotely revolutionary in there. Mostly just using different sized photodiodes for the AF part, and a means of increasing sensitivity for AF without reducing IQ. If that's all Canon's got for the 7D II, they are going to take a HUGE reputation hit...and they HAVE to know that... (If they don't, then they've totally lost touch with their customer base, and I am seriously hoping that's not the case.)
Are you suggesting that the people here are representative of Canon's customer base? I see lots of clamoring for better IQ on forums but until the 70D, the 7D remained a strong seller. I'd bet a 7DII with 41ish AF points and 10 fps, and a 24 MP DPAF sensor similar in IQ to the 70D, would sell quite well.
Unfortunately, and depressing as it sounds. I agree.
With the quality of glass Canon has. It is just depressing. For the first time in years I am starting to leave my Canon gear at home, and using other brands because of it. But, honestly I know I am in the minority. I love APS-C cameras.
Still got my hopes up though.