After a thousand photographs, this it? Canon misrepresented the number of photographs a card can hold--they underestimated, and a few other minor issues. Were the photographs any good? Did they please you? Or doesn't that matter?
Sorry to pick on you, but the same question could be asked of many of the posters to this website. I was dissatisfied with my first batch of photographs. They didn't pop, so to speak. In reviewing them, I realized I should have filled with flash. Then they would have been great. My fault. Not back focusing, or front focusing, or lack of sharpness, or this sensor, or what some stupid DXO test said, or whether my "glass" was an L or image stabilized or a third party's. You folks need to comment on the photographer a lot more and on the camera a lot less.
Before jumping on my opinions about photo quality, IMHO some of them (especially 2 and 4) are not minor issues. Again, IMHO. When one is an event photographer and everything is changing quickly around him it is critical to get the job done by keeping the pace with minimal fuss and having your mind focused on what you have to do and not on how to do it or how to overcome some firmware limitations.
Also, being programmer from approx. 20 years, including low-level programming, I would dare to say that I have a bare knowledge on what could be accomplished via firmware. IMHO, it is very important to have in difficult situations a "Plan B" for exposures. Consider this: With an UWA lens raked at 16mm the "Auto" ISO means 1/16 which is much to slow to catch a ton of human movements ranging from sports to the priest incensing the crowd. Hence you will set the Minimum Shutter Speed at (let's say) 1/60 or even faster: 1/100, 1/250 and more (if we'll have the possibility). But suddenly our subject (the footballer, the priest, the athlete etc.) enters in a dark area and the camera hits the max ISO. Believe me, you simply cannot dig in the menus to change that in the time you have at disposition. The camera should do a Safety Shift (see the point 4 in my OP) because even with 1/16 you can get a good shoot if you're lucky enough. But of course, it is a drama to have 1/16 as the only option.
Another case: We know that there are enough lenses which their quality decreases at wide open apertures. For ex. for 50mm F/1.8 lens the best aperture is somewhere @ 2.2. For F/2.8 lenses is @F/4 etc. So, we'll have in the main program set the Av at the max quality aperture and in the fallback program / safety shift program have the worst-case-scenario: allow the wide-open aperture, highest ISO etc. When the event you need to photograph is rolling you even don't have the time to think about the fact that the camera needs new adjustments. Especially if it's an event of unknown nature for you.
I'm not upset that you're "picking on me" , but I want to make the things clear. Also, speaking about image quality will bring small value for me, Canon and for the community as a whole. But a firmware improvement (especially now when they have these problems) will make a difference.
The next post will be about my human impressions (quality etc.). I promise.
my0.02c++ & HTH,