definitely a wishlist. if nothing else, Canon prides itself on scoping out Nikon's announcements and timing its announcements to follow. if it's generally accepted that Nikon will be announcing on October 26th, there's no reason for Canon to jump the gun and have its own limelight stolen. I don't think the 1Ds and 1D lines will get merged ... pretty much ever, since they are different cameras that do totally different things. Look at Nikon, they have the same differentiation in their top cams, between the -x and -s models. it exists for a reason.