Okay, denial is really mature way to deal with facts...
I don't get the sense that anyone is in denial. In fact, as I stated earlier, this simply shows what most of the "true Canon fan(s)" as you refer to people, have been saying all along. No camera manufacturer can defy physics.
To get to clean, high ISOs, you need larger and fewer pixels. To get high resolution, you need more pixels, but the trade-off will be high ISO performance. If you want a reasonable compromise, you go somewhere in the middle.
High megapixels, low noise, High ISOs – regardless of the brand of sensor, you can have two of those things, but never all three.
Sony has attacked this problem with three different sensors in essentially the same camera. I'm curious to see if their gamble will pay off for them. I suspect that it won't, but if it does, I would fully expect Canon and/or Nikon to do something similar.
I only wish that the Canon-haters would be honest enough to recognize Sony's play as a not unsurprising strategy from a company that is clearly struggling to find a niche to fill in a market dominated by two long-time and very successful, innovative players.