A win win all round for Canon.
Unless they actually feel the need to turn a profit.
Well, the 5D2 production line owes Canon absolutely nothing. Anything it is getting now is pure profit over and above.
Unless it actually costs something to produce camera bodies, sensors and electronics.
How many times have we read people say 'they'd like a 5D2 but can only afford a 7d?'
About as often as people say they would like a BMW, but can only afford a Hyundai.
Don't mean to be mean or harsh, but really...products don't come free. If any manufacturer were able to make a 5DII-type camera and sell it for significantly less, why wouldn't they be doing it?