A 2% difference.
Well, if that's not grasping at straws, what is?
You're assuming that all Canon turn-a-rounds were speedy...
True. But Roger Cicala's repair data indicate an average (in the USA) of 6 days for Canon vs. 26 days for Nikon. Or, since you seem to like percentages, 433%
longer for a Nikon repair in the US, on average.
Or in other words, Canon seems to be ignoring the photographer and going for the consumer (which kind of agrees with your statement above.)
Oh, I see. Consumers don't care about IQ, but Photographers
do, so they should all be using Nikon. Wait, did I say that? Somehow, I don't think so...
If you think Nikon has better sensor DR because they aren't 'ignoring the photographer', you're being terribly naive. Canon and Nikon are publically traded companies. Neither of them 'care about photographers' except insofar as photographers are consumers that buy their products. Canon and Nikon care about profit. In some countries (the US being one), it goes beyond caring - publically held compaines are legally obligated
to maximize profit. Canon just seems to be doing a better job at that, based on corporate reports.
It's not that it is poor but rather that there has been no improvement and it isn't as if there are no problems that need fixing.
No, there are problems that you want
fixed (and so do I, admittedly). Important distinction. But they can clearly outsell Nikon despite those 'problems' so the only voice that matters - the market - has decided there no need
to fix anything.