So, my question is:
Is there anyone happy with the camera? Do you find it to be a big step forward from the Mk II?
The most frustrating thing is that it's too early/hard to tell yet, since there is no RAW updates for Lightroom or Aperture yet (my preferred work flow). So I have been happy using and familiarising myself with the functionality while shooting in JPG (something I never normally do). Therefore I've got nothing to compare it to my 5D MkII or 7D. However...
...Although all I ever really wanted out of my 5D2 was better AF, Slightly faster frame rate, and a dual card slot. So I cant complain.
Although I would have also liked more dynamic range. So far, the AW is beautiful, the AF is definately better than the MkII and 7D, the dual card slot including an SD has made my life so much easier by inserting straight into the laptop (I think I will be using the CF slot as a backup most the time), the button layout on the back (an improvement even on the 7D) and it's low light capability, have proven to be a worthy upgrade FOR ME.
I'm hoping that the image quality (once we have our RAW updates) proves to be much better than the MkII, but worse case scenario is that it's a bit better. I personally can live with that.
The first most frustrating thing is having to take it as a backup on assignments while using the MkII as my main camera. The second is, till I get RAW software updates, I can't compare the image quality differences between the two, even for myself!