Beg pardon, but I can muster no level of emotion when it comes to inanimate objects. I don't like or love or hate or care in any way about an APS-H sensor. And I'll bet the people at Canon will say the same thing.
I've repeatedly said there will be no more Canon EOS DSLR cameras using the APS-H sensor. It appears to me all the discussion on this board suggesting it would be good for Canon to use that sensor again is based solely on the personal desires of users. The simple and blatantly plain reality is that Canon no longer has any need for the APS-H sensor. There was a time when their EOS DSLR line was in some development flux and the H provided something useful. That is no longer the case, and Canon is happy to unburden itself from all the costs and demands of an entire product line.
Canon is in the business of providing performance. The full-frame and APS-C sensors have now come to a place where they can provide all the performance Canon needs to offer the marketplace. The development of somewhat better sensor technology, better and faster computer control, AF, memory systems, etc. have all contributed to this -- and in so have obviated the need for another line of sensor. It's good business sense for Canon to abandon the H sensor, along with all its concomitant costs -- and those costs are many.
It's probably fun for a lot of folks to pretend to be Canon product management and to fantasize about what could be done with those resources. None of that, however, factors in the realities of running a large complex business in a viciously competitive marketplace chockablock with uncertainties and the vagaries of newly developing technologies.
Anyway, big bands are definitely NOT coming back!!
Couldn't have said it better myself.
The only opinion I have about the APS-H sensor is that it is dead. That opinion is based on the actions and statements of Canon coupled with the realities of the marketplace.
Indeed, APS-H may be "better" than either full frame or 1.6 crop sensors. But, it lost in the marketplace.
Did it lose because Canon never supported it with a single lens? Did it lose because Canon put it into only a single model and then populated the bulk of its product line with a different sensor? Did it lose because other manufacturers failed to adopt it as a standard? Did it lose because the inevitable advancement of technology left insufficient room between APS-C and Full Frame? Did it lose because the majority of consumers just aren't sufficiently discerning enough to grasp the advantages?
In the end it doesn't matter.
Of course, it is within anyone's right to disagree with my viewpoint. But, I've yet to see anyone articulate a solid financial case for the magical revival of the format. I've shaken the Magic 8 Ball dozens of times and it keeps coming up with the same answer: All signs point to No.