Wow! This is coming from someone who is even more loyal to Canon than I am. Something that too many in these threads don't seem to get is that unlike many Canon releases, the complaining seems to be coming largely from actual 1D series users....I have railed against people who dump on the new releases before they have been fully tested but this release is a bad joke.
We may be surprised when the release hits and it gets out into the field (crossing my fingers). But, Canon has a steep hill to climb with this release. I'm still scratching my head as to why they went this route and if the high ISO IQ isn't stupendous, I'll be even more perplexed.