Indeed, the way you complain is by not buying Canon products and that's why next April, I won't be spending money on Canon but on Sony. Hit them where it hurts: in the pocket. They won't listen to anything else.
While you're complaining, I'm sticking with Canon. Which other system offers these options? —
8-15 fisheye zoom
24 with IS
28 with IS
35 with IS
24-70/4 with IS and macro
200-400 with built-in 1.4X
flash with built-in radio
world's lightest DSLR
The option list can go from NYC to SFC for all I care.
If I need to do prints at ~3' in size at 300dpi with out of camera images then there is nothing that Canon currently offers that will do that for me, irrespective of the lens. If I need clean shadows then there is nothing that from Canon that I can currently buy to give me that. And so on.
All the options in the world are meaningless to me if the system doesn't offer me the options that *I* need and what I need is better IQ, not a dozen super expensive and heavy lenses that I'll never own or use.