The problem here is, I KNOW about the tape. Had I never known about the tape I wouldn't care. But now I KNOW. Ignorance is bliss, I guess. And I am not interested in plunking down $3500 for a piece of equipment with a design flaw fixed by tape. Thank you very much.
But if you didn't know, then you'd happily plunk down your cash? Interesting. I wonder how many other expensive products you've bought that have some kludgy fix in them? My guess is you've got a few of them.
According to your signature, you don't even own a 5d3, so what the hell are you so worked up about?
And that's the bulk of the problem, right there. People bitching about something in which they have no stake. How many people now, like steven63, won't buy the 5DIII becuase of 'tape-gate'? Of those, I'd wager that >99% of them weren't going to buy one anyway.