I was actually shocked when I read the thread title because I recently did just the opposite (Had a 60D and bought a 7D).
Now my mind was all over the place before this happened. Originally, I came from a Rebel XT and a friend of mine got into the DSLR video racket to make some extra money. Turned out to be great for him (and for me), he loved his 60D. When it came camera upgrade time, I bought a 60D, and I loved it (insert spring time bird chirping happy camera montage here)
................. time goes on ...................
My friend was right. The 60D was a great camera. We shot video with it in the freezing cold (seriously it was like -10F) for 6 hours one day. We shot in the blistering sun for hours. We shot in an upstairs 10x10 room with 5 500watt lights doing greenscreen for half a day. Never overheated (but we sure did!).
I took the 60D on vacation. Took stills. Took pics of buildings and people and lots of random backside shots of the family which they hate. It was 90+ everyday and humid and I wore the camera on my back in a backpack for 12 hours a day. When it wasnt out hanging in the sun, it was in the backpack in the sun getting baked. Never overheaded. "Yeah, but how many pictures did you take?" Approx 2500 over the course of a week. 5 were good; lol (thats just a joke not a commentary on focus or something).
SO WHY ON EARTH DID YOU WANT A 7D!
At the end of the day not having the 7D was like being poked in the side everytime I used my camera. You remember traveling with your siblings in the backseat of the car and they would purposefully block you from looking out their window with their big head and you knew what they were doing and even though they never said they were doing that you wanted to throttle them anyway? Well, maybe you don't. But not having the 7D felt like that.
I wanted to see my video during shooting on a better monitor .... but the 60D doesnt do that. I was always a little worried when I was outside with my 60D because ...heck, sometimes it rains, snows, or there is just dirt in the air. And not that I was 2nd Camera on the filming of Hidalgo2 or anything, but I did find myself in the wind with a camera from time to time. I'm not a sports photographer ... but I am a dad. And Jerry Rice doesn't have anything on a kid in the yard. So burst was always handy, and more seemed ... well, enticing.
But the hands down over the top all day decision maker for me was the feeling in the hand. I loved the button placement and the grip feeling and where my hand naturally fell when I wasn't in hurry up and shoot mode. I loved the camera or video switcheroo on the back and the joystick. Then I watched the digitalrev video of the 7D Durability test where they set it on fire, froze it into a block of ice, and it still worked. At that point ... the checkbook opened.
Not every time ... but sometimes, I found myself feeling limited and that started me down the path of 60D doubt. Now ... I didnt then, and I don't now have Sony FS700 or Canon C300 kick butt video camera money. And I don't really have full frame money (although one could certainly make an argument here with all the doodads I bought for this camera). So the idea of a 7D and a great video camera just wasnt in the cards.
Advice wise, its such a crazy mental game when it comes to these cameras. Everyone wants to own a kickbutt video camera and a 1DX for taking pictures of the dog... but thats not going to happen... so we anquish through degrees of consumer compromise. !!!BLAST YOU CANON MARKETING!!!
At the end of the day, whichever camera you feel good about choosing and using is the camera for you. Critics be darned. The decision is as personal as the shoes on your feet.