Every time Canon comes out with a new DLSR that isn't a top-end camera, it is always a question of "what have Canon cut out of it to make it different to the more expensive thing." It is as if they are protecting some sort of imagined status of those with the most expensive models by allowing them to have a "something" that the purchasers of the cheaper cameras do not.
Then you look at other companies, for example, Nikon, and what do you see? The design for their autofocus system from their top model (D4) camera ends up being in the consumer edition cameras (D7100.) Not only that, you find interesting innovation that benefits photography such as different auto-ISO ranges to coincide with focal length and so on, vs the latest consumer bling that Canon delivers.
Does purchasing a Canon camera somehow require you to have a lobotomy and become an imbecile? Or is that the prerequisite for actually buying Canon these days?