Crop sensors sell by far the largest number of DSLR camera bodies, so a ton of people want them. Typically, they want to buy the newest and greatest model.
Thats why the camera manufacturers put out a new beginner model each year, even if it has only tiny changes, that makes it a new model, and they can raise the price a few hundred dollars.
Most of those who post here, like you, are a bit selective about their choice, and look carefully at their options.
Some, like me, would recommend buying a older model body, and a upgraded lens, keeping the outlay the same. Lenses are something to keep for many years, but bodies come and go.
However, if you do video, then new bodies often have some significant video improvements and might be just the thing. Determine what you really need, and go for that. Buy a upgraded lens if possible.