Don, people like to actively speculate, to the point of being rabid about it. The reason is because they generally like this camera company, and depend on it for their tools. So they feel entitled to speculate about what will happen, aggressively. Sort of like guys betting on the superbowl, or whatever game is important to them.
As for the interview...I mean I wouldn't have even bothered to listen to it, if I was there. Why? It's a CEO. Any high ranking executive, or representative, is a salesman, period. He wants to speak in a way that props up his company, while mostly saying nothing at all. He didn't even really succeed at that in this case, in my opinion.
Haven't any of you watched "mad money"? The parts of the show where he interviews CEO's...it's the same thing. I usually fast forward over those parts. There's entirely too much tv to watch these days. What counts, is what the marketplace THINKS will happen, and thus they buy or sell stocks accordingly. Pay attention to what people do, not what they say. Try to ride the wave before it crashes on the beach, or worse, tows you under and back out to sea to drown.
The very worst that will happen, is Canon brings a new crop camera to market, that doesn't come close enough overall to the competition (let alone surpass it). People will probably still buy more of the Canon product, than they do the competition. Why? Who knows? Could it be like the mentality of the female species? They're never happier than when they have something to complain about? (Sorry for showing myself to be a sexist pig, but we all know it's true. I still love women, I just don't have to like them...haha...and as photographers, too many are difficult to surpass!)
Or could it be that the overall system, and company...are simply superior?
I try not to be too narrow-minded. I mean, if someone lent me a Nikon for a while, I would earnestly use it and try to like it. But based on my brief experience, I certainly won't pay for that privilege (at least not at this time).
If any of you would like to lend me a D3s and any Nikon telephoto lens (f/4 or faster would be nice), I would be appreciative!