Well... neuro did ask for those opinions along with a smattering of a slam against those expressing opinions that may not intend to buy one. He could have left out the whole Ferrari/Camry thing of course it would be less fun if he did.
Which was the point of the analogy, and bear in mind, it was written by someone who drives a 5 year old Subaru Outback, thinks a Camry is just fine but wanted more cargo room, and can't really understand why anyone would need
a Ferrrari to get from point A to point B. But then, I'm perfectly ok with someone 'needing' a 1-series to take pictures.
Aldvan summed it up rather nicely. Yes, I'm in the market for a 1D X, and regardless, Canon is getting at least $6.8K of my money one way or another (either a 1D X or a supertele prime), and yes, I'm serious about that and have cash in hand (well, in a safe, to be honest) to cover a 1D X, just waiting for the preorder to go up on B&H. Yes, I have lots of opinions about the 1D X, as do many people who own 5DII's, 7D's, xxD's, xxxD's, and even P&S cameras - and those opinions are all valid.
But the point is that if Canon were going to listen to customers' input in designing the next 1-series, they shouldn't be paying much attention to me or anyone else who doesn't own a 1-series body, but rather, to the customers who've demonstrated that they are
1-series customers, unequivocally - i.e. by owning one already. So, the idea of the thread is to canvas the opinions of those people on how well Canon actual listened, and how well the announced camera will meet their needs.
So far, opinions are split, consistent with the axiom that you can't please all of the people all of the time. But there are some interesting observations that I haven't read in the other threads on this issue, quite likely because they are issues that may not occur most people who don't have practical experience with 1-series bodies, e.g. ricker's comment on dual CF cards and the loss of Eye-Fi support (but, ricker - would an Eye-Fi-supporting SD to CF adapter
solve that issue?).
Thanks to all the 1-series owners who've offered their opinions so far - I appreciate the input, and hope others do as well. More viewpoints are certainly welcome and appreciated!