I will upgrade to a 7D II if it can fully match an upcoming Nikon D400. In terms of sensor/IQ, electronics, performance/responsiveness, and especially AF ... most likely that would mean the 7D II should "inherit" the current 1D IV AF system (45 pt). In addition I would like it to get a tilt-swivel display (like the 60D). If they offer such a camera at $ 1800 launch price it will sell extremely well again and will leave hardly ny room or need for a 70D.
I can't say that I know how good or bad the Nikon D400 is (if it exists), but your statement above indicates that the 7D Mark II should be good enough for your standards. You even guessed correct on the price.
Look at the date of that posting. had Canon come out with the 7D II in spring of 2013, I would have bought it.
But now we are at the end of 2014. I am clear, I want an FF sensored cam and I want it without a mirror.
7D II is certainly a fine DSLR, and iw welll worth it, if one is into reach-limited tele-focused action-oriented Phtoography .. or possibly astrophotography. But I do not see anything that deserves the the word "game changing". Yes, it is an improvement, but in the grand scheme of things it is just another minor iteration of the Canon APS-C mirrorslapper series and their 18/20 MP sensors.
To me ... a "game cahnging product is "proff of some concept, that was considered hard, if not imposible to achieve.
Canon game cahngers in my book:
* 1D ... proof of concept, of a "fully viable professional grade digital camera, offering more than what 135 film ever could.
* Digital Rebel/300D - proof of concept, that digital DSLRs can be offered at "reasonable cost" (sub USD 1000), within reach of consumers/enthusiasts.
* 5D was a game changer - proof, that FF sensored DSLRs can be built "at reasonable cost" and first time they really came into reach of enthusiasts and semi-pros.
* 5D II was a game-changer, proof .. HD video can be done with a DSLR; put "shallow field of depth" capability into hands of video entghusiasts, low budget film makers
Since then I have not seen any game-changing cameras from Canon, only iterations, comparatively minor improvements.
* Sony A7/R/S are game-changers. Proof of concept, that the best, full-blown FF sensors on the market can be put into a body as small as an mFT or APS-C camera. Deemed impossible by many beforehand. ANd passin on some of the cost savings possible with cheaper to built mirrorless cams to the customers.
Let's see, what comes next that truly deserves the badge "game changing".