I just posted one with IS off. Do you have one?
I only use the 7D for sports so the lens are long so IS is needed - as in the example.
So you have seen my sharp picture are you now convinced my 7D is OK?
So IS is needed? I used my 7 in low light were NO IS is possible (due to lens limitations, I.E. 60mm macro or 100mm macro) so no, I am not convinced, but whatever. My main point was to show the readers here that the focus issue of the 7D is REAL and that they SHOULD send their camera back to Canon if they have a problem and it is not up to you to tell them different. I only offer a second opinion on the matter, let the reader choose for themself what to do.
If you had understood my definition of shooting fast you would have seen that shooting with a 200mm lens on a 7D would need a shutter speed of at least 1/320 for no IS. As I was panning and wanted motion blur for the bg then I turned the IS to panning mode so IS allowed motion in the horizontal plane whilst reducing vertical motion. So I was shooting handheld at 1/250 with a 200m lens - no big deal as this is what many sports photographers do
Use of IS does not indicate an error with the 7D. The picture demonstrates that my 7D is very sharp - I am disappointed that you dont accept that.