Well considering that you are in an EOS M thread I think it is safe to assume that many of us posting here are in the market for a mirrorless system and are very dissapointed with the way things look to be turning out for the M.
I am not one of those with a limitless supply of funds for camera/gear. I have 2 little ones in daycare and a wife that doesn't accept financial tomfoolery, as I don't either. I absolutely love my M and credit purchasing this awesome little camera with getting me back into my first, and most intense hobby. I love this system for a number of reasons, first and foremost being the size and portability of it. I hike and ride extensively and this has just fit right in. But I chose the M for 2 reasons: I had been with Canon for about 10 years with a 20D and then a 40D, and because of the firesale price. I felt loyal to Canon because, even though I didn't use them very much, I really loved those to cameras. As for the price of the M, I concede that to complain and whine when I bought it at bargain basement price is a littly petty, but since getting the kit I’ve purchased the other two lenses, flash and filters. I have-what I consider to be-a sizeable investment in the Canon version of the mirror less system now. I was really looking forward to a version of the M that would have been more in line with the OMD EM1/5, EP-5 or GX7. Now it's looking very sketchy that we will EVER see that from Canon.
So yes, it pisses me off because now I feel like I've been marginalized by Canon because of my geographic location. Secondly, I am REALLY not interested in selling off all my stuff at probably half or, if I'm lucky, 2/3rds what I paid for it just to get me about 2/3rds the way there to an EP-5, or GX7.
And before I get flamed I'll also acknowledge that in the big scheme of things this is not a big deal. But in my little photography world that I live in on the weekends...this is supremely frustrating hahahahaha...
That's fair enough, but a couple of things should reassure you. First, you *can* buy it from Japan via the internet (or it may come to your market next year); second, everyone is convinced there will be a second new M model at some point next year too (and the assumption is its distribution won't be so restricted). It's not been out that long in the grand scheme of things. I'm no expert on their business model, but I can't see them abandoning the M project so quickly, especially now sales have picked up a bit.
I've nearly taken the plunge with the M myself, but there's always another EF lens to get and it's pushed down the list of priorities. I'm sure we're all hoping they do more with it in future - so long as it's not priced too high.
I just got over excited at the idea of a high-end M..
I haven't given up hope altogether, but I think it really does look fairly bleak.. The thing is, I want the capabilities that the EP-5 and GX7 have really, really badly, but I'm probably not going to sell this year.. I'll just hold out, hoping agains hope in my little photography man-cave until I can't anymore..