Some sites have put an interesting slant on this. Essentially they see it as a plea for customers to delay buying an Olympus, Fuji, Nikon, Sony, Samsung mirrorless until they can see what Canon has in store. Assuming Canon has something in store....
By the way, has anyone noticed the new Fuji X-Pro 1? I can't wait to see some reviews on that. It looks like it might be a great, little camera. This is the sort of thing I hope Canon brings out.
The X-Pro 1 certainly looks like an interesting system. The challenge is that, before I commit to another system, I want to know what the system consists of, including lenses and other accessories like flashes. If I go for the Fuji, then I am committing to a totally different flash system as well as a different lens system. If Canon were to do a mirrorless system, presumably it would use E-TTL Speedlites, which would mean that I would be able to use my existing Speedlites, rather than having to purchase new flashes. (Admittedly, I would be able to use my Canon Speedlites in manual mode, but I would still need at least one new flash unit for on-camera use.)
I, for one, will still be waiting a little while for the dust to settle. I would like for Canon to announce a mirrorless system, but I still don't know if it makes commercial sense for Canon - precisely for the reason that most purchasers of EVIL systems never make use of the fact that the system allows lenses to be interchanged.