I sold my 24-105mm as well....It sold quickly which I thought it wouldn't at a $900...but I got it relatively quickly...of course to help finance the new 24-70mm II.
Is this July date reliable or just a rumor???
I have actually found not having my kit zoom to be refreshing. I have a Zeiss 21mm f/2.8, a Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 85mm f/1.2.
I am so into the primes, now...I like how I am forced to create images in their focal lengths....the fixed focal length helps you decide and create the image directed by that fixed perspective. I am getting better images and attack more easily because I am limited. It is like less is more. Go figure.