I am not annoyed by it, but honestly on still and slow moving subjects I keep thinking 65 points on a crop sensor is a bit of overkill.
I find other things to complain about with the AF system though. Precision being the most prevalent and the ability to pick up a small point the next.
The comparison was made that it is the 1 D x's little brother. I hate car comparisons but the 7D II to the 1D X is more like a fully loaded Volt compared to a fully loaded Tahoe. Both will get you where you are going, with AC and XM radio, but if you have driven both you definitely notice the difference.
Yes and I've even heard some of the reviews state the AF system may even be a touch better than the 1dx. That is clearly not the case. A lot of hype at the outset. The AF system is great for larger subjects such as soccer players and motocross.
I am well experienced in case usage and settings having used the 1dx and own the 5d3 since release. I have tried various settings to maximize bird in flight success and so far most of the results are dismal. For BIF coming toward you at any rates of speed the AF system loses lock or can't keep up and best case you get about 5 to 10 percent in focus. With the 5d3 you get about 90 to 95 percent in focus. With the 1dx it's even higher...closer to 100%.
Also in zone AF modes the system is supposed to lock on the closest object in the zone. 90 percent of the time zone AF will lock onto the background.
I'm hoping some of this is just a firmware tweak in the phase detect software.
Short of that the 7d2 is a great camera but with only about 10% success rate for what I shoot its probobly going to spend more time in the bag and used for still subjects.