Man, what happened to Canon's QC?
Man, what happened to originality in trolling?
Seriously, have you no self respect? This "Canon QC is crap" line is old - you must try harder.
Seriously, it's an old line...and still used because it's still relevant. 1DIII AF issue? 5DII black spots issue?
I find it curious that of all the recent releases, almost all of them have been delayed for unstated reasons...the 8-15 fisheye, the 4 supertele lenses, now the 1D X and 24-70 II are also delayed. Why? Is it simply for production reasons, or were problems identified with early units, resulting in a need to re-tool? If so, that speaks to good QC, rather than poor QC, even if many people are upset with the delays. Yet...the 5DIII came out on schedule, and a DPP update had to be released to support it. Both have at least one known, acknowledged issue (IS noise with 200/2 and 800/5.6 for the 5DIII, soft RAW conversions with HQ mode for DPP). Might there be other bona fide issues? While Canon's QC might be quite good, it may be that they were overruled by marketing and pushed the 5DIII and DPP out the door with known issues.
We have a saying where i work: marketing is the root of all evil!!!
My vote on all of these delays is that marketing had something to do to announce product before they were ready.
I am currently working in a consumer goods company (not electronics though) and can corroborate that Marketing is universally cursed for making promises that operations and engineering cannot keep for them - at least not until we learn to re-write the laws of physics.