Okay, I was just teasing with the last post.
Seriously though, what went through my head when I saw these prices were:
1) Boy, I'm glad I bought a refurbished 100-400mm. It may be old, but I can't imagine what they'll charge for the next model if they ever get around to updating it.
2) I guess I'll be sticking with APS-C for awhile. The under-$2,000 price for the 5DII had me tempted, but I couldn't get past the additional investment in lenses, plus the loss of the 1.6 crop. Now, I think I'll just wait and see how they improve the 7D. That refurbished 17-55 f 2.8 with IS is starting to look like a bargain.
BTW, this isn't really true:
The MSRP listed prices have nothing to do with what their actual prices will settle in at... For example: The EF 100mm f/2.8L has a list price at $1,700.00USD on Amazon all the time, but it sells at around $900 all day.
Amazon list prices can be pure fantasy. The true MSRP can be found on the Canon Direct Store site. They are higher than the street prices, but not by that much. 100mm 2.8 L Macro MSRP is $1,049. With rebate, $979. Street price at B&H and Adorama is $926 -- so difference of about $53.
Street price will drop, but probably not right away and not as much as we might hope. Fortunately, Canon seems to be moving to year-round rebates, which help a little...sometimes...but not much when they do their forced pricing.