We've seen 7D bodies as low as $999 NEW in recent times. Its not hard to find one for not much more than that right now.
Fantastic deal in a camera for that sort of price.
Yes, a little noisy at higher ISOs. But, on the other hand... its a bit of a sports car in its focusing and frame rate. You have to be the judge. Right now, for the money, nothing Canon has can touch it for wildlife or sports.
For real world prints, or realistic screen/eframe display, the noise limitations are really not too limiting. For pixel peeping... thats another story.