* It is evident that Canon...
Most important, though, it is evident that Canon still makes a healthy profit from its camera sales. There is no evidents....er um, evidence, that Canon is incapable of matching Nikon's sensor tech, only that they have not chosen to do so already because the market hasn't demanded it. Likewise, Nikon seems to be behind on AF right now. I'm no fanboi; if I were starting over I'd be as likely to buy Nikon as Canon, but I continue to be amazed at how many people pass judgement on for-profit corporations as though they were impolite relatives (can you believe cousin Josephine said that?!!!)
In case you weren't aware, for-profit corporations have done deeds far more more heinous than charging a bit too much for their product, or compromising performance in one area in favor of performance in another.
To all you complainers, whether you complain of Canon or Nikon or anything else, if you're going to blame anyone you should blame the purchasers who buy the over-priced, under-performing products. If you want Canon to put better sensors in their products, and if you want Nikon to implement better speed and ergonomics, then you need to get a bunch of people to refrain from purchasing the current models, or to buy Pentax.
Unless we believe there is collusion going on, it's 100% in the hands of the consumers. Y'all need to stop getting out of joint over it. Buy it or don't buy it -- it's your call. It's also OK to post calm, rational evaluations of the positives and negatives from your photographic perspective. (Sorry, I should say, from your photographic tilt or shift, but I digress...) However, to be upset with a camera company when there are evil energy companies out there? The mind wobbles!