I assume you are including me in the "FF snobs" comment? If so why, what do you know about my needs, current gear and the 7D MkII that I don't?
Oh I own a 1D too.
No, but you did. But you made me read your post. You say you have no interest in a "performance" crop body but you still own a 1D? Incidentally, the 7D and the 1Ds Mk III were aimed at different segments. While the 7D is better for some, the 1Ds III is better for others. I've seen 7Ds on the sports sidelines and no 1Ds IIIs. It's the reverse in the studio. I have FF, APS-H, and APS-C bodies that I use in different situations. The 1Dx would replace all 3 but at twice the cost. I don't know your needs but you don't know everyone else's either.
Like all my gear, I have a specific reason for it. The 1D is worthless to sell but a very good stop motion camera, I can, and have, left it for days taking pictures of grass growing, I'd rather put 4,000 frames on a camera I can replace for less than the shutter of my other cameras.
I have no doubt many would favour the 7D over the 1Ds MkIII, I wasn't answering for them, or the "sports shooters" you have seen with them, I was answering from my perspective because that is the one I am qualified to answer from.
I too have FF, APS-H and APS-C, I
have no interest in a "performance" crop camera. The OP's question is "Are you
planning to purchase a 7D2?". My answer is still that I
have no interest in a performance crop camera, 100,000,000 might, but I