I understand that these aren't important features to you, but for many people the new 61-point AF and faster burst rate are huge upgrades.
Actually, the 61 point auto-focus is a very important feature to me - as is the option of slaving the spot meter to the focus point, which I don't know if the 5D MkIII custom settings allow. It is one of my favorite features from the EOS 3 and the 1D line.
I do take exception to the 61 point auto-focus being touted as some great advance or new feature when it's really a freebie. As is the increased FPS from 4 to 6. To me, there is nothing in the MkIII that justifies the price.
I started this thread wondering how Canon could have ended up here, with a marginal upgrade at an inflated price that is completely out classed by an aggressively priced competitor with a massively improved sensor.
My thought was that Canon probably tried, but given the deadlines in manufacturing, just couldn't get their comparable sensor together in time for release. I do believe Canon has a high MP, low noise, high DR sensor at the same price point - there is nothing magical about the Sony sensor.
I hope Canon pulls it off in the near future and is able to manufacture it at scale, or they are in for a bumpy ride as lower cost derivatives of this Sony sensor filter through Nikon line up. I think we are seeing the first couple in the D3200 and upcoming D600.