I appreciate technology and new stuff at least as much as the next guy and probably a tad bit more, but are we getting a bit carried away here?
The purpose of a camera is to make it as easy as possible to take pictures of the highest quality (from a technical standpoint, at least - I am not saying that a great camera should actually do your job). Having said that, the Canon 1D X looks, at least on paper, to accomplish this. Better sensor, better AF, better IQ, more speed, better noise control, longer shutter speed and so on. Are we really going to complain that it does not include an expresso maker or a toaster?
It seems silly that we can argue that a camera, which we agree looks like it will be a winner insofar as the IQ, AF, noise, speed etc are concerned, does not include some features that are available on a compact camera. The compact camera is, by and large, aimed at people that want everything in a small, convenient package, and get in return a little bit of everything and the small, convenient package. The D1 X is not aimed at the same people. If you pay 6.8k for a body you'll fork over 500 USD for some extras that are not essential for 95% of the users. And yes, I believe that if they were essential for at least 50% of the intended users Canon would have included them.
In related news, most supercars do not have seats as comfy as a Toyota nor do they have the same legroom and headroom that a boring Honda has and cost considerably more. Having said that, there's no doubt in my mind which one I'd want (not need, that's a different thing altogether).