Sadly, it sounds like moving the 7Dii to video is more important to Canon.
I have no idea why one would think this camera suggests "video is more important to Canon." Because honestly I see this camera as living proof that Canon actually couldn't care less about video. The video capabilities of this camera would have been interesting about four years ago. As it is now, for cinematographers, this camera is dead on arrival.
You're wrong - Canon cares a lot about video. Canon especially cares a lot about the folks in video that have money to spend. And Canon wants as much of that money as they can get (Canon is a corporation afterall.)
So why would Canon sell you a $1800 DSLR to do video when they have a $10000 video camera that they'd rather you buy instead?