No. I would not have happily plunked down the cash for it. I thought it was overpriced already but WAS considering buying until 'The fix,' -
It's overpriced. It has tape inside. The chrome lettering on the front isn't shiny enough. Whatever.
Hey, I'm thinking of buying a new house. In the kitchen, one of the curtains doesn't quite close all the way, and some light gets in. It really bothers me. I mean, I don't plan to sleep in the kitchen, I won't develop B&W film there, it's not like I need it to be dark, but it's a problem and it bothers me. I contacted the owner, and he offered to re-hang the curtain rod. That's total BS. It's a bandaid and a substandard fix to the problem. I demanded that he tear out that wall, rebuild it from scratch with a copletely light-tight curtain - that's the only acceptable, truly high quality engineering fix.
I think that anyone who would not buy the 5DIII over this issue wasn't SERIOUSLY considering buying it anyway. Considering? Sure - just like I have considered
buying a Ferrari or Lamborghini.
The bottom line is that this 'problem' isn't one that affects anything approaching a significant proportion of users, or even a tiny proportion of users, it got blown out of proportion, Canon responded even though there was no real need, and now people find that response inadequate despite the fact that it's a perfectly simple and functional solution.
I do think you're making the right choice, and I support you 100% - don't buy a 5DIII. I'm not going to buy that house with the light leak in the kitchen, either.