Excellent example, K. I would add that you need outer focus points that you can rely on. That's what makes the 5D3, 1Dx, etc. so valuable.
I believe most people who do not shoot professionally never go beyond the center focus point. Probably 75% simply take center-focused pictures. Maybe 15% focus and recompose sometimes. Canon surely realizes this, however number of AF points is a magical comparison point the marketers and media use to manipulate buyers.
The amateur can get away with tossing half his pictures due to OOF. If you get one good picture out of 10 while chasing kids around or shooting a car race, that's fine. There's no real cost to pushing the shutter button and later deleting a file. The pro has to make more shots count. Look at all the wedding photographers now swooning over the 5D3 -- so many more keepers, and it's due to AF they never experienced before.
While folks on this forum can claim the AF spec on this possible product is "weak," it's probably all that is needed for the intended buyer. And if they can get the margins right, retailers will move them to this product.
Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but why does one need 60+ autofocus points? I keep my camera set to the center focus. Focus, frame. That's how I learned to operate a camera. Am I doing it wrong?
Perhaps you are doing no wrong for your type of photography... but let me ask you, have you taken portraits with a really fast prime? You cannot use focus/recompose since the DoF is tiny so you need outer focus points to target the eyes ... it is very important for those types of photographers.