it's quite obvious what canon marketing have come up with as a strategy, when an awful lot of people (myself included) were saying this time last year that the new 7d was the new 60d, so they release a disappointment camera with the aim not to sell it but to force an upsale, that's basic capitalism, not saying it is the right way to run things but what do you all expect?
They intend for potential buyers and upgraders to go to 7d or 5dii (whilst constraining supply to keep prices buoyant) I'd have rather seen canon move this same small sensor to a mirrorless camera system, rangefinder style body, small like the sensor, with the focus on manual shooting, prime lenses and flexibility. As it currently stands micro 4 3rds is looking quite good as a balance between sensor size and handling.
The G12 would have been great if it was more like the gf1.
The 60d on product history should have been a 12-18 megapixel full frame sensor in the same body, that would have been a bold, wise and creative move by canon, they pussied out, they had a massive market but have been too complacent.