this thread makes me think about how the fanclub of Mac is reacting to everything new. They start crying of joy and lining up to buy stuff, no matter what they release. Hard core Canon users are almost always disatisfied with what canon bring to the market, still they keep using their stuff.
The big reason why canon can afford to dissapoint their user, is that the market for DSLR are booming. Even though they are loosing market share, they are still increasing their production. So, they have probably made their choice, earn money now, hold back the best and when the rising dslr market has been mature its time to shock release inovation again. Or, it is just stupidity behind it. They have grown like a dinosour and have lost the inovation culture, like Sony has done. If so, then the other brands are going to eat a larger part of the cake in 2-3 year. Nikon is definently going to be the big winner here.
The price will fall. As soon as production is up, it will fall with some hundred. It will probably end up right above the 7d price before the summer.