I for one am a photographer first... I have taken a class in videography in college because I needed it for my degree, but that was it. I'm not for or against the video functions in the camera... when I want to, it is there, it isn't intrusive, and it in no way degrades the camera function of the STILL CAMERA. If the still part of the camera suffered because of the inclusion, then I would understand the anger, but in the end, if you dont need it, if you dont want it, if you dont like it, then dont click record while you are in live view (or press the record button) on the 7d. It really is that simple... hell, you can even in the settings to enable live view to just be live view, if you want to use live view at all. Plus, FYI, almost all the nikon cameras have video also, it's an epidemic!