Why do people keep griping about the video features of the DSLRs as if they retard the photo abilities?
I don't think that's the issue. The issue is more of a trade-off nature. How much did they inhibit the photo abilities to make 'room' for the video features?
For me, I'd get along with really basic video feature as long as the stills features are top-notch. If I want to make video, I'll get myself a dedicated videocamera.
But I guess it's a matter of personal preference in the end, some people still gripe about the demise of film, even though the latest DSLRs outshine anything film could ever do, quality-wise. Oh boy, I just opened up a whole other can of works didn't I?