Don't be so fixed on megapixels as being the only problem that needs attention.
What needs addressing is IQ. A combination of more megapixels and improvements in noise, DR, etc, is what is sought.
In essence, this is what the entire Canon community (apart from a few deniers such as yourself) seem to be saying - a new camera that costs $800-$900 more but my pictures are pretty much the same as before. WTF?
First, what makes you think I'm 'fixed on megapixels'?? I'm quite happy with the 18 MP that I have. Also, in case it escaped your notice, this rumor thread is about a high MP Canon body...no guarantee of better IQ, and as I alluded to earlier, high MP doesn't mean 'better'.
Because when I was critical of the 5D3 sensor (without being specific), you mentioned megapixels.
But I do agree - more megapixels does not necessarily mean better IQ.
If Canon do deliver more MP and the IQ is about the same then they'll quite likely get blasted again.
More and more, people want discernibly better IQ, not just more MP or the same MP.
Second, I do take issue with your statements that Canon's current sensors are somehow 'bad'. I'm not saying they're the best on the market, they're not...but implying they're sub-par is rather disingenuous.
Ok, that's just a battle of words that would make lawyers rub their hands with glee.
Third, who the heck is 'the entire Canon community'? I can only assume you're referring to the tiny minority of people here bitching about Canon's 'terribly low DR' and 'horrible, shot-destroying pattern noise.' The 'Canon community' and in fact, the dSLR-buying community at large seems to be quite pleased with the 5DIII, and with Canon in general.
Yes, they're so please with them that online vendors have effectively had fire sales to get rid of stock. e.g. Adorama's(?) sale of 900+ units at $2750. So a store bought a lot of them from Canon and obviously they didn't walk out as quickly as imagined, so the store had to take emergency measures to offload them.
If Canon hadn't of introduced MAP, the price of the 5D Mark III would probably now be at around $2800 everywhere, if not lower.