Is anyone actually mad at canon on a personal level? I know we live in the age of demanded customer satisfaction. Im happy they held shipments for now can posted the issue on there site, while they may have posted this issue they may be working on other issues. Some may say they rushed to market, others the issues are unacceptable, and some just nit pick to ride the bandwagon.
I personally feel for my needs, without shooting any comparable nikon or even the newest canon and upcoming that the 5dmk3 is a great piece of equipment and am a satisfied camera, what ever canon decides to resolve an issue that may or may not affect me I will consider sending it in for bringing it in for the adjustments or fix.
Would anyone have truly be happy with the new camera in this day and age? Canon comes out with te 5dmk3 with the newer more expensive 1d model on its tails, if canon only made one body i could see an uproar, the 5dmk3 is no entry level and i think we can agree it outperforms on a body level all entry level slrs. The 5dmk2 was flawed but can be argued the best wedding body around and before true 5dmk3 specs was touted and not overly criticized.
I think many expected 1 series int he new 5. Canon has to spread within levels, and tries to satisfy each audience within the appropriate group.
Some may say they responded because of a possible reputation issue, if that was the case they would have to recall and put out a different camera.
Canon waited a while for the next 5dmk3, years and the newest in my opinion is more advanced but to many for the time not enough.
I use my 5dmk3 to make money, like many on the site, for everyday shooting i use a simple p&s and at times grab the money maker because it does capture better images. I know others use pro dslrs for shooting there personal material which i dont take issue with, i find people spend more time analyzing, debating, complaining, & arguing than enjoying. Not all but a lot. Enjoy the new toy, realize it may or may not make you a better photographer, try different lens and techniques, dont blame the hardware but consider what you can change. If and when hardware is a defect be happy the manufacturer acknowledges an issue and await the opportunity to correct it and move on