Wow! Nothing like getting buyers remorse ten seconds after you order the thing.
Seriously... What do you care what other people do with THEIR OWN money? You don't know anyone else's financial status so why pretend like you know better than them? If a photographer is that unsatisfied with the AF on the 5D2 (as I am), and has been clamoring for such an improvement for more than 3 years - why knock them if they have the money to spend on a better system?
So now everyone here is a "weekend warrior"? No one on this forum actually "makes a living" from photography? Just because you can't - doesn't mean there aren't plenty of us who are.
You want my advice? Maybe you should stop projecting and try contributing a little more.
OK...I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings with my reply, but allow me to clear up a few things that you said...
First off, what anybody does with their own money is their own business. I merely suggested that instead of getting caught up in the wave of pre-release publicity and making a rash decision, it might be wise to consider the previous history of similar releases before throwing your money after an untested camera. And honestly, you were
the one moaning about whether you made the right decision by pre-ordering! I'm not jumping up and down about the 5DII's focusing either, but I'm not gonna take Canon's word that they've got the new model ready for the Big Show before I can actually see for myself!
And don't confuse my "weekend warrior" comment to mean that I don't think there are plenty of working pros on this forum. I never said that. If you re-read what I wrote, I meant that unless you were a professional photographer, it would be especially
foolish to upgrade to the new camera if your business didn't depend on taking the considerable leap of faith and assume
the newer version is going to be better than the current 5D.
Finally, if we're gonna talk about who's 'projecting'
here, I'm not the one worried about the money he just spent on a camera that may or may not meet his expectations. If you wanna stick up for the 5DmkIII, fine, but don't get mad at others who might not entirely agree with you...
PS: Oh yeah...almost forgot about that "...Just because you can't..."
thing....but I do just fine, thanks for asking.