I'm looking at this in light of the way Canon has behaved in the past year. Super high MegaPixels, resolution and dynamic range a new high point....this points at the top professionals in the studio in high fashion and marketing. Those demands would want the larger, tougher, more stable 1D sized body. If the camera is going to compete with 30-40K MF camera's, they'll definately raise the bar on the price point to be a high standard for the Canon line while much lower than the competing MF line.
As much as I'd love it to be in the 5 series or such, and moderately affordable, I highly doubt Canon will see it that way. Premium camera will demand premium price point. Simple as that.
That would take Canon's ignorance and stupidity to new heights.
Elephant in the room is the D800/D800e, which offers 36MP and high DR with pro features such as dual cards, top-of-the-line AF and full weather sealing. Basically, 1Ds-level features, updated to 2012 standards, for $3000.
I'd happily pay $4k for a camera that consisted of a great sensor and not much else (like the 5D2 was back in 2008), but I'm not sure too many others would - I doubt the difference between a 46MP sensor and the D800 sensor would be as great as the difference was between the 5D2 and D700 sensors.
Thing is: when Canon's high MP camera hit the street, the D800 will probably be down at $2500.
Good luck with your overprice Canon.