It's obvious we do not agree. It's obvious you have some vested interested in maintaining the status quo. It should also be obvious that I am tired of Canon, just as I am of the opinion that most of their products are tired or fundamentally wrong. So, we'll never see eye to eye on anything. Leave it there.
You ran out of arguments so now I have “some vested interested in maintaining the status quo”?
I’m just stating facts. Canon is market leader, has been market leader for a long time and their market share has been about the same for the last decade or so.
You’re not happy with what Canon has to offer at this moment in time. That’s fine. We all have different wants, needs and budgets. If Canon doesn’t offer what you want/need, jump ship to a manufacturer that that does. Just don’t project your personal opinion on other Canon customers because the facts up till now show no significant shifts in market shares between brands.
The only logical conclusion is Canon does enough to keep their customers, both professional and non-professional. They could do better from the customers point of view. Most of us would like more and better features for less money. Canon has the technology, but it would cut into their profit margins, so as long as their customers don’t run away in large amounts they have no need to do so.
I would be happy if other brands gain market share at the expense of Canon because it would force Canon to give us more for less. If only all those unhappy customers would start buying other brands instead of complaining about Canon on internet fora.