Well, there are lots of different ways to express this choice, but I think it comes down to tradeoffs.
I understood your intent and was not being critical. We are nine months away from a new 7D so there will be lots of time to speculate (which is half the fun, isn't it?)
Assuming you can't have super-high resolution and zero noise at all ISOs, what will people opt for?
My sense is that most 7D users are pretty happy with the product as is, but if they were going to change image quality in any way, they'd go for improved noise and ISO performance and keep the megapixels where they are. (Of course, we'd all like both).
I may be a bit optimistic that the next generation of APS-C sensors will equal the current generation of full frame, but I do expect to see progress (otherwise, why would anyone upgrade?) Perhaps performance will be somewhere between current APS-H and full-frame.
I don't really consider APS-H a viable alternative myself. Too many practical problems and, after 30 years in public relations I am pretty familiar with what terms like "keeping our options open" really mean.