I don't know what you guys or surprised about. That a less expensive product than the 7D isn't way better than the 7D? This is Canon actually streamlining their line up. 2000D, 550D, 60D, 7D, 5DMK3, 1DMK4, 1DSMK4.
Now they can go and remove the other old rebels from the website, and not claim to offer a whopping 11 SLRs at one time. And it's obvious that the 2000D is just going to the t1i's sensor using digic 4 stuffed in a 1000D body with the t2i's screen on the back. The xxD is not a flagship series, expect all the game changing stuff to land somewhere else first and filter down.
It looks like the tiers are:
3. Advanced Amateur
6. Pro Sports
7. Pro Studio
Also everyone is ready to sell and move to Nikon based on rumours? Wtf? Sell if you need to but I'm pretty sure there is no D7000 yet and I bet it's won't be what everyone is expecting.