Aren't "Its just for fun" and "I am a business person in an unrelated field" pretty much the same? At least, I don't see much of a distinction.
Echoing the sentiments above, value is in the eye of the beholder. That said, even though photography is only a hobby for me, I am passionate enough about it that I could see spending $2k-$2.5k for a 7DII. What I'll be looking for are improved low light focus ability, less noise at higher ISO, improved DR (not expecting this after 5DIII), 10 fps (not really needed) and while the focus system is already very good, I expect some sort of improvement there in number of points, etc. I don't really need more MP, but also wouldn't mind a small bump up to 22-24 MP range. But the noise, DR, colors, and low light focusing ability are really where I would like to see improvements.
Totally agree with the above. Another thing is these subjective terms thrown around like "prosumer" relative to the 7D. The 7D is a PRO camera, the 60D (50D etc) is a PROSUMER camera. The 7D has a better build quality and sealings than the 5DII and equal to the 5D3 and 1Dx. You don't have to be a FF body to be considered a PRO camera. A guy named Drake Doremus shot an entire feature length movie (shot 100%) on the 7D and it won rave reviews at Sundance and was sold to Paramount distribution for $4 million USD, the film was Like Crazy. If you can't afford $2Kish for a camera then my advice is "don't buy it", the 60D is a great camera almost the same as the 7D minus the magnesium alloy housing and a few other specs. Can't afford the 60D? The Txi series are great cameras too. Whoever mentioned the 5DII and 7D are nearly "the same" has clearly never shot with either of them, they are vastly different cameras in every respect other than the Canon name on the front and black color and that they both use EF mount lenses. I bought my first 7D about two months after they were out and the body was $1,699 or $1,799 then, I forget which. So I would assume, IF THEY EVEN INTRODUCE a 7D2 (which I think they will), that the price would be somewhere over $2K but not by much - I'd guess $2299 body, I can't see $2500+ unless they plan to keep the 5D3 at $3500 USD. I'm expecting the 5D3 to drop to around $3100 when the FF studio camera comes out closer to $4K (whether that be a 3D or other aptly named body) Personally right now, I think the 5D2 is the best value out there, while you can still get them. I am trying to decide between a lens and picking up a 5D2 right now since it is such a great value. When they're gone, I think the price for new 5D2s people are holding onto will go up with the 5D3 at $3500. It's basic supply and demand. The question is how many 5D2s are out there, they sold a lot of them last fall when they dropped the price.