You're looking for faults in everything they do, and finding it in the lack of ONE feature on a low-end model, the comments of some rep years ago, the wording of some user surveys, etc. It seems that everywhere you look, you perceive some ill motivation toward customers. With this eagerness to find faults, I predict that you'll never, ever be satisfied. And despite all of these perceived faults, with which you paint a picture of a rather bad company, you still can't get motivated to switch brands!?
There is good stuff about Canon too. I'd rather not have to switch. And as you say it takes time to get stuff like more DR out there, if people wait to complain about it until they are ready to switch next week, it's way too late. Maybe with all this stink and DxO reports and all they take note and the next 5D4/2D/1DsX or whatever round improves this stuff.
Anyway the point of this thread is simply that the Sony sensor in the A7R tests out VERY well AND it takes Canon lenses and it seems it works out well:
"The Alpha 7R has no problem with the Canon 24mm and 17mm TSE. The image remains sharp right into the corners and vignetting is the same as the EOS 5D a little at full adjustment."http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pf.nl%2F19555%2Fhands-on-sony-alpha-7r-metabones-adapter-eos-lenzen%2F
Wow that sounds pretty awesome to me. And NOT something to get all upset and defensive about as you all seemed to jump in here and become. In another forum, one guy was calling Canon users thinking of using Canon lenses on it traitors and accused them of making a deal with the Devil, I'm sure you will agree that at least that person is a fanboy.
It is interesting that they found it pretty sharp even at the edges so the recent Canon glass was designed for these higher MP cams.
Obviously it would be much nicer to have it all in one body and not have to have the high MP, high DR FF in a second (otherwise somewhat limited) body, but so far Canon refuses to invest in new sensor plants and they don't make that so we go with what we can. At least we have the ability now to not have to instantly full hog switch systems and we can use all the Canon lenses that we love and use this tie us over just a bit longer to give Canon just a bit more time to do something. So we now appear to have a good option to get high MP, high DR, low ISO shots within the overall Canon system in a sense, even the body itself isn't Canon branded.
I now plan to spend my money on this rather than a 7D2 next spring (barring some announcement for Canon that sounds better than this A7R option).
If the next big round from Canon has nothing for more DR and such then I will have to think about swapping sides unless the A7R is enough to let me give them just one more shot past that (although I'd probably have to keep my 5D3 and a lens or two for movies, which would be a drag and thus also why I hope Canon changes sensor fabs).