But that is exactly the reason that has most people on this forum up in arms, they AREN'T keeping up with advancements in new technology, they are simply rereleasing the same camera over and over again in different configurations. The average consumer may not notice or even care, but we dedicated shooters and die hard Canon fans do!
Fine. But, 'we dedicated shooters and die hard Canon fans' make up an infinitesimal fraction of their market. The vast majority of dSLR buyers are 'average consumers'.
And last week one of them came to me for advice on which camera to buy, saying all their friends had Canon. My recommendation? Nikon, followed by showing him DxO's evaluation of the Canon vs Nikon cameras and telling him to visit some stores and try them both. He bought Nikon. I just can't in all honesty recommend Canon DSLRs to anyone.
Did you call Canon and tell them your story? I'm sure it would have a profound impact on their corporate strategy.
FWIW (which, frankly, is just about the same as your story is worth), I can
in all honesty recommend Canon dSLRs to people, because 1) there's much more to camera
performance than DxO measures, 2) lenses are far more important than bodies and Canon has the upper hand there.