I browse this website quite often since 2012. I have never seen so many negative comments about Canon these days in comparison with before.
Has Canon really not satisfying its customers lately or is it that there are new members in the forum who like to put down Canon in comparison with other companies?
I think Canon is still very conservative - but that's not bad at all: It means too that Canon is "stable". A 20sth. year old EF 2.8/24 (non-USM, non-IS) works well on a EOS-M which is a bit younger.
Cameras like 20D or 40D are REAL TOOLS with good hardware control layout, nearly flawless ergonomics.
The 7D mark ii is just a minor upgrade in many terms for a 5 year old camera but ... what I see from reviews and samples it has a very advanced AF system and at least the noise characteristics of the sensor is much improved. And changing from 40D to 7D mk ii might be as easy to change from eating tofu with chopsticks to eating chicken with chopsticks.
I am shure Canon will surprise us in the next months with a high megapixel FF body. The sensor tech of the 7D mk ii on a FF chip will give a 50 MPix camera for good to medium light conditions. Postprocessing will allow to get 10 or 20 MPix files with good high ISO results.
One observation - which is NOT representative - besides criticism on canonrumors: A lot of shops in my home town (a smaller town in germany) exhibit only Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic cameras. Some nikon stuff but Canon stuff only in homeopathic doses. The 7d mk ii istn't available at big electronic markets nor amazon germany.
Best - Michael