You had me until you lost me.
I think that the appearance/aesthetic of a camera has some importance. The ergonomics has great importance. The most important thing is that it will do what you need it to do, be durable, and give you head room to grow. People who focus on the aesthetic without the other most important factors are more interested in making a fashion statement. I don't degenerate them, they are entitled, as are serious photographers.
Regarding your Canon comments lagging, I can' agree. I would love them to improve everything and not charge for it, and make it light and small and ergonomic, but, wait, wake me up.
I'll keep my 5DIII and Canon glass until the 1DX replacement comes out. But that is just me.
Thanks for your thoughts though.
What the camera looks like is relatively unimportant - what it does is what matters. Unfortunately, with the
exception of the dual pixel 70D (which has yet to prove itself), Canon seems to be lagging in almost every
department, sensor development, high iso performance, mirrorless, etc. On the other hand, it seems to be working for the bottom line when other manufacturers are struggling.