we really have to wait until the second half of 2014 for the possibility of an M with a viewfinder? The M has been out well over a year now and there is no replacement in the works? Aren't these sort of entry level cameras usually replaced every year or so? Why are they so unprepared and disinterested in making a compelling product?
The only positive hope I have is that they dont want to piss off Americans when they rehash the M system in to a full frame option next year so they are just keeping it low profile and focusing more on the Asian market in the meantime.
I'd be thrilled if Canon created a full frame mirrorless option to lead the EOS-M lineup.
I don't believe the EOS M was ever meant to be entry level. It has a nice solid body and feel. The ef-m lenses are all top quality with metal mounts. All that's missing are the red rings. So, it should not be surprising that no next version will be available anytime soon.
I am just hoping, as others are too, that Canon will come out with some telephoto lenses (zoom or prime). At least to get you to 200mm. Even something like an ef-m 15-85mm IS STM would be a real hit!