I almost bought the 5DmkIII this Christmas season, but decided I did not have the cash. I can only hope the prices go down in spring. I will have time to think about spending twice as much for the 1DX in the meantime. They seem to be in two different worlds, but I know I would spend a very happy retirement enjoying the 1DX if I can bring myself to pay for it. It would probably take me a few years to learn all it's tricks, and I would like learning something new each time I went out with it. The 5D would be great as well, and maybe that will be the one. Since I drive a modest Ford Ranger, and don't spend money on new cars, I think I can bring myself to splurge on the camera I want. And that exotic 8-15 fisheye just to be crazy.