I disagree. It's not silly buzz. The AF in video is substandard compared to other cameras in the same class. It would have been in the bottom tier 4 years ago and the rest of the field has improved substantially. The poor AF performance is immediately obvious when you watch any footage shot with it unless it was specifically edited to hide it or shot not relying on AF.I honestly think most of these "reviews" (I can't consider all of them as that) are not really serious or well made. They're making lot of silly buzz about the AF...
I don't think most buyers are going to share your sentiments if they care about video performance.I am very demanding with Canon and very critic on many of their decisions, but I know they're not stupid (at least on basic things like that)
Edit: Why would someone be buying a III if they don't care about video? They can probably get the same stills performance from the II for less money.