I would not expect Canon to announce a new 100-400 before the 200-400. The 200-400 has been a long time coming (I hard on this forum that the 2000400 was first rumored in 1044 as the Normans invaded England).
$2699 for the Nikon 80-400 more than the 70-200 2.8....wayyyy out of most of the "budget" telephoto users price range!I can see that if a newer version of the Canon is ever released there will be all the same moaning and groaning of the current 100-400 telephoto users on a budget crying foul for price gouging of a newer lens that is over $1k more than the previous version...hmm kinda like the 24-70 II scenario! I guess no point in waiting for Canon folks on a budget in the telephoto range...might as well stick with your current 100-400 or 70-300L!
A little late to the 1998 USM party nikon?