I think the thing is that these companies that are importing the camera and forcing the higher prices are also the ones that are complaining that people are buying "Grey Imports" and also internet/online stores such as DCW and eGlobal etc.
The fact is that until we the consumer stop purchasing at these higher prices they will not re examine the pricing rates.
I have heard prices range from $10k down to as low as $6500 for the 1DX. The main difference being that one is from a bricks and mortar store and the other is from an internet based one.
There is no such thing as a counterfeit DSLR camera, sure they may have different plugs and or crappy manuals but then you can always buy these things with the money you save or download the manuals from the Canon site. (here
It all balls down to warranty and how much is it worth to you?
The convenience of being able to take your camera back to the place of purchase to get it repaired compared to the weeks it could take to ship it back to china or wherever the online store is located.
either way I'm waiting on more solid pricing (and not just pre order) to emerge from places like B&H and the other online stores so we can see what we are really paying.