It's fascinating how the only people defending Canon's latest releases all own either a 5D3 or a 1DX, and as such, are probably not going to buy a Rebel. If yes, only as back-back-back-back-up body.
It is interesting, but easily explained.
If anyone wants to announce that a new $649 13-ounce camera doesn't meet their personal photographic needs, this forum and a few other forums is where they will come to say it. If anyone is inclined to tell the world how they've divined a manufacturer's devious thoughts and strategies, this forum and a few other forums is where they will come to say it.
Photo gear forums tend to be gathering places for people who are very gear-oriented and also very discontented. Recently, I felt very sorry for a guy who had just bought a new Fuji camera and gone to a Fuji camera forum to post how happy he was with it. He was verbally blasted by a number of people who use that forum for their criticisms of Fuji. He quickly realized that he should have kept his mouth shut.
Many, many people who are buying, and successfully using, low-end cameras for kids' sports, holidays, birthdays, etc. are not coming to a photo gear rumors forum, or to any photo gear forum, to explain their choices or to express what they're looking for in a $649 13-ounce camera. That's not saying anything bad about them or their photographic skills. It's just a fact that they are not buying that
camera with a desire to do AFMA adjustments. Of course there are some
people who do want that ... and this forum is where they will come to say that. I would be happy to see AFMA in the little SL1, but I'm not the target market for that camera.
If I buy a cheap little car that gets great gas mileage and meets my needs very well, I will not hang out on a forum to discuss the design of the engine or the gearing of the transmission. But if I intend to use that same car at the race track, I may find a forum to express how it lacks certain features that would really help me for racing. And on that forum, I may well find a few other people expressing the same desire.