I'm not a still photographer, but more of a video guy. And unless Canon comes out with a very long over-due video DSLR or video camera, I too will be switching to Sony. Berger engineering is coming out with an EF to Sony mount for all my nice Canon glass, and when that is released (prototypes are already out), good bye Canon.
I think Canon is really starting fall behind their competitors with very dated tech especially in video, which they refuse to update or improve. It completely boggles my mind how Canon fumbled the large sensor video market that they accidentally invented, and let Sony and Panasonic take it over. Their handling of the video segment, which they should have easily owned, shows the serious flaws in their management and pro-market business strategy.
To blow something that was lucrative and easy for them, just shows what type of company Canon is, a company with no vision, but only a name for the masses.
With all respect, I think you are too negative. Does Nikon, Sony and Panasonic have a FF DSLR with video capability at the same price of the 5DII ? As far as I know only the newer and expensive D3S has video with only 720p and I don't think it is considered as a great video camera for the price.
Nikon was lagging against the 5D, a first FF camera with cheap price. Eventually they released the D700, And Canon had the luxury to wait, and release a bit later the new 5DII with video capability. If the 5DII was released slightly before, we might have never seen video in it which started a new trend during the last years. These means Nikon are lagging again with the D700, and Canon has the luxury to play the same game, waiting and release something few months later with that extra feature which can be used for another 3 years.
I think they know what they are doing, and don't agree they accidentally invented the FF video market, or that they have no vision, but that they are playing a great chess game! At first insight it might look equal, but in reality they have an advantage and they are in control of the game by maintaining that advantage. Once the new entry-level FF cameras are released, We should see if they managed to maintain this advantage or not. Personally, I think Sony will release something impressive, and it's going to be a difficult game for Canon, but a competitive one for sure
I understand that you are frustrated and that you have your needs, but the update cycle is dictated by the market, and we all know and expect an update after 3 - 3 1/2 years. This is not a delay, it is expected. The new tele-lenses are delayed. If there is a good alternative for you before the 5DIII release, you should go for it, since we won't see an upgrade before the 3 years.