Thanks for the well-reasoned reply... That all makes sense. I think I'm going to pull the trigger.
Just needed that nudge over the edge ;-)
You won't regret it, even if a new 7D does come out in a year. Its a great camera, with some pretty amazing features. Get it, use it, and when you find the need for something better...whenever that occurs...grab the latest of whatever is out at the time. I've been holding out for the 5D III hoping it would bump up resolution and back off the video a bit (leaving that to the 1DX), and if the new rumors accurate...I may have wasted my time. There is no time like the present, and you can't take great photos without a camera in hand. Pull the trigger!