all fine and well.
BUT ... a high-res, high DR, hi-ISO 1Ds III succesor is now overdue by more than a year.
1D X really is only the - very good! - successor to the 1D IV.
Same situation as the overdue D4x for Nikon. But at least they got a D800E for hi-res, high DR.
Overdue in some peoples opinion, and I expect they want it for p&s money.
I took this shot today. It had far more resolution than I needed as I had to reduce the size considerably. And I'm happy with how it handled challenging lighting. And it was a grab shot in a hurry as I was limited by not wanting to fly into the flight path of a fast jet.
Some people make do with what they have and can still be creative.