Something tells me you have more money than talent.
But then, it seems to be more fun to bash something without trying to understand the root of the problem, much less try to fix it.+1
Pretty much sum up the OP in person IMHO.
Yes you're absolutely right, I'm a rich, talentless whinner who gets his kicks off of coming to a forum of a manufacturer that everyone loves to bash said manufacturer because I have nothing better to do with my time just so I get verbally abused. Yep that's what I wake up and live for. You got me all figured out.
I'm sick of taking crap just because I posted concerns that I was having with my camera.
I never want to see a negative post on this forum ever again and you abusive people (in no way referring to the ones who were helpful) had better be taking award winning shots every time you press your shutter release no matter what the circumstances are. As a matter of fact, I wish CanonRumors would start a Photo Contest so we can see all of those wonderful shots that you all seem to think you can take.
One thing I have learned from living in Asia since I retired from the military is that western people can be abusive for no other reason than just wanting to be abusive. It is neither helpful nor is it impressive. It just makes you look like an a$$.
If you think I was bashing Canon, you are WRONG! Why would I own so much Canon gear if I didn't like their products, but like some of you, I'm not under the illusion that corporations can do no wrong. I have lived and worked in Japan for over 2 decades and have been a consultant to many tech companies. I have seen many goofs that make to market and signed more NDAs than you can possibly imagine, so I guess I'm more critical than some of you may be because I have leagues more experience on the subject and have worked with and for many Japanese companies.
If you think I'm rich, you are WRONG, I work my a$$ off for every hard earned penny.
And if you think I'm talentless, well that's your opinion and I don't mind that but you should keep it to yourself. I have seen many pictures that I didn't think were all that great posted here and on other forums but I would NEVER (out of simple human courtesy and respect) tell the person they are talentless. How would a comment like that help them become a better photographer? If anything, it would make them lose confidence and perhaps give up. Photography is an art form and art is something that is subjective. What one person may hate, another may love so what right do any of us have to call another person talentless?! I'm willing to accept that I'm not the greatest photographer (I still have much to learn) but I am published in several magazines so to call me talentless is a bit overboard and completely disrespectful.
And finally if you think I'm not trying to understand or fix the problem, why would I be here? The people who have provided suggestions have been very helpful and as this is a new camera with a completely new AF, I'm sure we all have had and will have our own individual problems with it. Forums like this can be a great source for us each to share what we learned and the failures we've had so that others may learn. If you think the 5D MKIII was perfect, then why would Canon still be working on the 1DX which has a similar AF system. Not to mention the comment that almost all of you seem to overlook is that I spoke directly with Canon Execs and played with the camera literally three days before the camera's official release and even they told me it wasn't perfected yet. I was also one the first people in Japan to take delivery of one so it is entirely possible that my particular camera may have some bugs that a lot of yours don't.
So to just bash me for your own ego's sake is just stupid and not helpful to anyone much less me.