Attacking the integrity of the Dx0 testing labs and then wondering if it is a conspiracy that they are delaying their disreputable work is somewhat funny.Potentially questioning DxO's integrity, not attacking it. There was no allegation of a conspiracy. Rather, I noted that there are other means of conveying bias than orienting the tests so that they favor the Nikon. They can do this alone without conspiring with Nikon or third parties. Bottom line: it is a critical analysis, but not one that alleges improper conduct. Please do not misconstrue my words.
I don't think they don't favor a brand per se or orient their results to favor anybody. Their test is always the same and it isn't reformulated on a per camera basis to help or sink a particular body. They simply start with a fixed criteria and methods and carry judgement on those results. Nikon's choices simply score better because they more closely resemble their interpretation of what is important in an imaging sensor. It could have been the case Canon or Sony would have been the best if those companies had chosen different designs and specs on their sensors. DXO simply provides a ruler. If you're not 7 feet tall, changing the ruler doesn't change the fact you're not 7 feet tall.
the bottom line is that no matter who wins, they'll get accused of biased so I see no reason why they should change anything
nothing stops canon from improving the resolution and dynamic range of their bodies and until they don't, they will simply not do very well on these normalized tests. this is entirely canon's fault, not dxo's.